Arizona flips UCLA commit, 2023 5-star point guard Jada Williams
Jada Williams won’t be a Bruin. Instead, she’s headed to Arizona.
The 5-star 2023 point guard announced Monday night she’s flipping her commitment from UCLA to Arizona. Williams visited UA in July. Breya Cunningham, a La Jolla Country Day teammate of Williams and Arizona commit herself, features prominently in the video Williams shared announcing her decision. For a number of reasons, “I do feel like I’m at home,” she said.
🐻⬇️ tucson what’s good?! pic.twitter.com/DmwNW0bapq
— Jada Williams💫 (@mrsmac0606) August 2, 2022
Williams gives Arizona its third known commitment for the 2023 class. Every future Wildcat ranks among the 20 best prospects in the class, according to ESPN. Montaya Dew, a 5-star forward from Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial, is the class headliner; she ranks as the ninth-best player overall in the cycle. Cunningham is the 10th-ranked player in the class. The 5-foot-6 Williams ranks as the 20th-best.
As a junior, Williams helped LJCD to a 25-3 record and a 2022 San Diego Open Division Championship while averaging 11.4 points, 4.9 boards, 4.1 assists, and 1.8 steals a game. Before moving to California and enrolling at LJCD, Williams put up 20 a game as a sophomore for Blue Springs in Missouri.
She’s also had a decorated USA Basketball career, winning gold at the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup and the 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Williams averaged 12 points a game in 20 minutes a night for the U16 team. She played just 12 minutes a night for the U17 team, but averaged just over four points and three assists in her five appearances.