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USC Women’s Basketball Adds Transfer Shemera Williams From UVA

Nov 12, 2020

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USC women's basketball gets another boost in the backcourt with the addition of transfer Shemera Williams, USC head coach Mark Trakh has announced. After a season played at Virginia, Williams is on her way to Troy to become a Trojan this spring 2021.

The state of Wisconsin's second leading scorer in girls high school basketball history with 3,120 career points, the Milwaukee Academy of Science product went on to average 8.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in her freshman campaign with the Cavaliers. A 5-8 guard, Williams was Virginia's third leading scorer as a freshman in 2019-20 and was a two-time ACC Freshman of the Week while also picking up national honors as a USBWA Tamika Catchings Freshman Player of the Week.

"Shemera is a gifted scorer with instincts you just can't teach," Trakh said of Williams. "She's fearless and loves to compete against the best. We believe her playmaking ability will take us to the next level."
"USC has one of the most decorated histories of college athletics, which produced some of the greatest women's basketball players of all time," Williams said of why she chose to come to USC. "I'm honored to wear a Trojan jersey and would love to excel just like those women. I love the tradition, culture, and family at USC and thank the staff for the opportunity."

Williams joins a USC roster replete with young talent and brimming with postseason potential. The 2020-21 Trojans will have no players graduate at the end of this season, giving this group staying power along with the versatility, chemistry and depth it continues to build on.