Kiara Williamson – Mayflower (501 Basketball Team 2024)

A talented senior-laden team with unrivaled team chemistry, the Mayflower Lady Eagles spread their wings this season with plans to rise to the top.

“This year, we want to win it all,” senior guard/forward Kiara “Kiki” Williamson said. “Our six seniors have been playing together since third grade. Since it’s our last year playing together, we want to win state together.”

A walking double-double for the Lady Eagles, Williamson has made a name for herself as a proficient scorer and a shifty defender.

“I watch college players and try to base my game off theirs,” she said. “This year, I have been working on my game inside the paint, such as making good post moves and more jump shots.”

“Kiki has a win-first mentality,” Mayflower Head Coach Coty Storms said. “Because she will be keyed on by opponents, she will have to do a good job of taking what the defense gives her. We have high expectations for her this year.”

An All-State and All-Conference honoree, Williamson eclipsed 1,000 career points this season and has already punched her ticket to the next level, signing with South Arkansas College in El Dorado.

“I really only eat, sleep and play basketball,” she said. “I want to be remembered as a good, relatable player. Keep working because people will notice your hard work.”

“Kiki has the potential to be very successful on and off the court after high school,” Storms said. “There is no doubt that she will make us all proud.”