Makiyah Williams

Year: 2021

Height: 6-0

Position: W

High School: Trinity (River Forest, IL)

Recruiting Status: Signed with Marquette


Recruiting Summary for Makiyah Williams

first offer: Niagara (July 2018)

October 2018 offer: Lewis (D-II)

offers in 2019:

  • April: Illinois State, Marquette, Saint Louis University
  • May: Indiana State
  • July: Bradley, Eastern Michigan, Loyola Chicago, Milwaukee, Oakland, Southern Illinois

September 25, 2019: narrowed her list to six: Bradley, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Indiana State, Lewis (D-II), Marquette

January 2020 offers: DePaul, Kansas State

April 24, 2020: committed to Marquette


Lauren Lee, Makiyah Williams give Trinity basketball a winning culture (Chicago Tribune, 1/9/2018)

Williams, a 6-foot forward, has stepped into the spotlight much faster than Valente thought she would. The coach had high expectations for Williams — who comes from St. Malachy School and the Chicago Hoops Express AAU program — but he did not expect her to lead the team in scoring and blocks after 18 games.

“(Williams) hasn’t even scratched the surface of her potential,” Valente said. “She’s loaded with talent. She’s a quiet girl — I think she said five sentences total over the summer to me, no joke — and just getting her legs under her. When she starts figuring all of this out, she’s going to be something very special.”

Girls hoops stars align on court (Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, 3/12/2019)

Williams is regarded as one of the state’s best players in the Class of 2021.

“Williams is a fantastic player,” Oak Park and River Forest coach J.P. Coughlin said. “She can do everything. And she’s only a sophomore which is scary.”


Lefty forward…Basketball build…Highly athletic…Long arms…Can defend inside and out…Raw at times…Still coming into her own…Plays physical inside…Uses strength well…Works for the high low with an understanding of it…Limited range

Blue Star, 10/5/2018


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