Texas head coach Karen Aston talks with guard Brooke McCarty (11) during a college basketball game against Stetson at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Ex-Aggie shooter to join women’s basketball team at Texas as a graduate transfer

Posted May 6th, 2018

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This winter, Texas fans will be rooting for an ex-Aggie.

Texas announced on Sunday that former Texas A&M guard Danni Williams will join the women’s basketball program as a graduate transfer. The 5-10 Williams, who will earn a degree in sports management later this month, is eligible to play immediately during the 2018-19 season.

A native of Clovis, N.M., Williams spent the past three seasons at Texas A&M. An all-SEC honoree during the 2016-17 campaign, Williams averaged 14.2 points per game and hit a school-record 71 three-pointers this past season. In the Texas A&M history books, Williams ranks second in career three-point percentage (35.4) and fifth in all-time free-throw percentage (80.7).

“I am very excited to join the University of Texas women’s basketball team,” Williams said in a statement. “I’m thankful to Coach Aston and her staff for recruiting me throughout this process. I am excited to learn and play for them in my final season. I can’t wait to start working with my new teammates and be on the Forty Acres soon.”

Williams joins a Texas team that just lost one of the top three-point shooters in its history in Brooke McCarty. Williams’ 71 three-pointers would have led the Longhorns, who went 28-7 during the 2017-18 season.

Said Texas coach Karen Aston: “We are extremely excited to bring Danni to the Forty Acres for the 2018-19 season. She is a seasoned basketball player who will immediately bring some maturity and experience to our backcourt. She is a gym rat also, which I think fits with our players, and is a sponge when it comes to wanting to be the best she can be in all areas of her life.”

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