Boston Celtics rookie Grant Williams is on a mission to see as much “competitive basketball” as possible — especially women’s hoops.
Williams has appeared as several high-profile women’s sporting events of late, including Game 1 of the 2019 WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics. Hisappearance at Sunday’s UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game (which he took in alongside Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson) certainly wasn’t some anomaly, and he didn’t shy away from discussing why he takes time out of his busy NBA schedule to take in such games.
“Honestly, it’s the support because you look around the nation, we need more support for our women’s programs. Whether it’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis — anything,” Williams told ESPN’s Holly Rowe. “So for me, just showing the support and showing some love because they’re just as talented.”
(You can watch the interview here, via Rowe.)
Williams and the C’s will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night in search of their fourth consecutive win.