UL’s Brandi Williams Is Having A Historic Season
Did you know that one member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns is having a historic women's basketball season?
Louisiana freshman guard Brandi Williams is currently averaging 13.1 points-per-game.
Now, that's good, but you might not realize how good it is, until you really break it down.
A prep standout at Barbe High School prior to singing with UL, Williams currently has 314 points.
With 5 regular season games remaining, including the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, Williams has a realistic shot at becoming the first freshman in school history to eclipse the 400-point mark.
Understand; the late, great Kim Perrot, the school's all-time scoring leader, with 2,157 points, scored 354 points her freshman year, a mark Williams is only 42 points shy of.
Let's say Williams does score 400 points this year; and let's also say she averages that over her four-year career. That would give her 1,600 career points.
How good would that be?
Well, only three players in UL women's basketball history, Perrot (2,157), Lisa Merritt (1,747), and Keke Veal (1,674) have scored over 1,600 points.
I'm assuming Williams will get even better with experience, like the other three did, and become an even more prolific scorer.
Barring something unforseen, like an injury, it's realistic to think Williams will approach the 2,000-point total, with an outside shot at catching Perrot, who is a legend.
Sure, Williams is only a freshman, a lot can happen, and she has a lot to do, but the freshman year that she's having is one of historical proportions, at least from a school standpoint, and already puts her in elite company.
It's also worth pointing out that sophomore Ty Doucet and freshman Andrea Cournoyer are off to fast starts in their careers, and it's very realistic to also think that they will ultimately surpass 1,000-career points, which could possibly give this UL women's team three players that can possibly score 1,000 points over their respective careers.