K-State’s Peyton Williams added to Seattle Storm’s training camp roster
(WIBW) - From her high school days at Cair Paravel, to a career at K-State, to a season of pro ball in Moscow — Peyton Williams is one step closer to playing in the WNBA.
“I never would have thought playing in the Cair Paravel gym, I never would have thought that this is where I’d be someday,” Williams laughed.
It started with a call from her agent Monday.
“He just kinda said ‘Seattle’s interested in bringing you up for training camp, so be expecting a a call maybe from the GM today,’” Williams said. “Sure enough, the GM calls me a couple hours later and she said ‘So, we’d like to get you on a plane tomorrow morning and get you up here as soon as we can,’ and I was like, ‘Oh!’”
Next thing she knew, it was 8:40 Tuesday morning — and she was flying to Seattle.
Williams joins the training camp roster of the defending WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm.
“It’s so cool to be here after they literally just won the championship last season. Going to be kind of awestruck,” Williams said. “It’s one of those things that you don’t even think about long-term. At least I didn’t have that dream initially to be in the WNBA. It was something that I realized I wanted to do later on. So now that I’m here, it’s seems a little surreal that I get to actually try and do that.”
The Storm finished the 2020 season in the WNBA bubble with an 18-4 regular season record, ultimately winning the 2020 title with a three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Aces.
“I love this city, and obviously they’re a championship winning team. It’s incredible just to be invited and to get to come up here. I’m just going to give it my best and see how it goes.”
As a two-sport athlete for the Wildcats, Williams completed her K-State women’s basketball career as the first player in program history with the combination of 1,500 or more points, 900 or more rebounds, 200 or more assists, 150 or more steals and 100 or more blocks.
She ranks among the top-15 in program history for career points (9th; 1,553), rebounds (3rd; 967), blocks (6th; 119), field goals made (10th; 585) and free throws made (5th; 333).
Seattle’s training camp goes through May 12, with their first regular season game to follow May 15.
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