Elizabeth Williams named Morgan Wootten player of the year

The Virginia prep star has claimed the honor:

Elizabeth Williams, who has led Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.) to a No. 3 ranking in the Powerade Fab 50 for girls basketball, was named Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.

The other finalists included Cierra Burdick of Butler High School (Mathews, N.C.), Ariel Massengale of Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).

A Duke signee, Williams helped Princess Anne to a 31-1 record and Virginia AAA state championship. Her team’s only loss, to No. 10 Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.), occurred when Williams was sidelined for nine games with a left-knee injury.

Williams became only the second player to win the Wootten Award who was not ranked the No. 1 prospect in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz. The 6-foot-3 post is No. 2, as was the 2009 honoree, Kelsey Bone.

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