Williams invited to combine

LORETTO – St. Francis University women’s basketball senior Alli Williams will travel to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend to participate in the invitation-only 2014 ProHoops WNBA Combine in preparation for the WNBA Draft.

The exclusive combine is set for Saturday, at the A-Game Sportsplex. It is held in conjunction with the Women’s Final Four, and offers the top college seniors in the country and other professional players the opportunity to be evaluated by WNBA coaches and personnel before the upcoming draft.

“I am really excited to go to the combine in Nashville. It is a great opportunity for me to prove myself and to work on my skill set,” Williams said. “It is also another chance to get to see where I stand in comparision with other women my age.”

Williams reached both the 2,000 career point mark and 1,000 rebound mark in 2013-14. The Altoona native became just the 11th player in NCAA women’s basketball history to have at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 300 steals.

She now stands as one of just three players in St. Francis history to have reached the 2,000 career point mark, and one of just six in NEC history.

“At the combine I would like to showcase my ability to guard on the perimeter and to defend shooters coming off of screens,” Williams said. “I would also like to work on my left hand and show my versatility on offense.”

She finished fifth in the nation in points per game at 25.3. In the inaugural season of naming an All-NEC Defensive Team, Williams also earned a spot. The league leader in steals at 3.14 per game, she also ranks seventh in the country in the category.