“I know at any moment my number can be called…Whatever happens, I’m always ready no matter what.”
Riquna Williams stayed ready all season as she made the switch from her starting role to coming off the bench. The guard started in the first four games of the season before transitioning to the Sparks sixth woman. Williams, in what she described as her “comfort zone”, finished the 2020 WNBA season averaging 10.5 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 steal.
This season, the veteran guard made the biggest difference behind the three-point line. Williams completed the season shooting a career-best 42.2% from behind the arc. Her high percentage shooting ranked 12th league-wide and in the Sparks top five. Williams was also 9th in the league in three-pointers made per game at 2.0 and 8th in the league in total three-pointers made this season at 43.
Williams’ most notable game came against the rival Minnesota Lynx on August 9th, 2020. Riquna led all scorers with 21 points, 2 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block. She finished the game going 7-9 from the field and 5-5 from the three-point line. She managed to fill up her stat line and lead the Sparks to a 97-81 victory in just under 25 minutes off the bench.
“I’m going to do anything to help our team win and be where we want to be at the end of the season. About my performance, I just stay ready and do what’s expected and what’s needed.”
Williams finished the season with highs of 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Riquna is currently playing in Turkey with OGM Ormanspor where she is averaging 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.