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Mock drafts tab Williams as WNBA first-rounder

USF No. 2 all-time scorer Courtney Williams is being projected as a first-round pick in next week's WNBA Draft.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

USF No. 2 all-time scorer Courtney Williams is being projected as a first-round pick in next week's WNBA Draft.

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She sank her last mid-range jumper for USF more than two weeks ago, but Courtney Williams isn't quite finished making history for the Bulls.

Barring some heinous off-court incident or a series of sudden front-office brain cramps, Williams likely will become the first Bull selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft a week from Thursday.

Some reputable mock drafts have Williams, the Bulls' No. 2 all-time scorer (2,304 points) and a 2016 WBCA All-American, having a very short stay on the big board. Slamonline.com projects her to go third overall to -- ironically enough -- Connecticut.

ESPN women's analyst (and former Naismith Player of the Year) Rebecca Lobo also projects Williams to go to the Sun at No. 3. Excellesports.com, a site committed to women's athletics, has Williams going to Washington with the No. 7 overall pick.

"Her play is jaw-dropping at times, and her tenacity is shark-like," says a thumbnail sketch of Williams in slamonline.com. "She is a crucial catch for any team."

Bulls legend Wanda Guyton, the program's No. 4 scorer and No. 2 rebounder, was taken with the fifth overall pick in the WNBA's 1997 "Elite Draft," but that featured players who already had competed professionally overseas and were seeking to hook up with what was then an upstart U.S. pro league. Williams would be the first Bull drafted directly from college.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:14pm]

    

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