NEW YORK CITY – IUPUI standout Macee Williams was selected by the Phoenix Mercury in the third round, pick 32nd overall of the 2022 WNBA Draft, becoming the first Jaguar to hear their name in the WNBA Draft in IUPUI history.
The graduate student out of Veedersburg, Ind. will go down in IUPUI history as she is the Jaguar’s all-time leader in rebounds and scoring. She was recently named to the 2021-22 Senior CLASS Award First Team, AP All-American Honorable Mention and one of the ten semifinalists for the 2022 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year.
Williams is the four-time Horizon League Player of the Year and is only the fourth Division 1 women’s basketball student-athlete to be named conference Player of the Year four times. She collected four Horizon League Player of the Week awards this season to bring her career total to 13 awards with the Jags.
She recorded ten double-doubles during the 2021-22 regular season and averaged a double-double with 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in 27 games played. Williams led the league in rebounds per game and field goal percentage at 63.8 percent. She also averaged 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Williams is the first Jaguar to ever be selected in the WNBA draft in program history.