Williams has career-high 10 assists in Portuguese League Finals

May 24, 2021

Travante Williams

The shots weren’t falling, but Anchorage’s Travante Williams kept ballin.’

The sixth-year pro dished off a career-high 10 assists to highlight Sporting Lisbon’s 74-72 win over FC Porto in Game 1 of the Portuguese League Finals.

Williams shook off an uncharacteristically poor shooting night by contributing in other ways, doubling his rebounding average, grabbing three steals and handing out enough dimes to make a dollar.

He scored just six points on 2-of-11 shooting from the floor. It snapped his 12-game streak of reaching double figures in scoring.

Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, leads the team in scoring at 17.3 points per game.

In Game 2, Williams found his way back into double digits with a 20-point, 8-rebound, 5-assist effort.

Unfortunately, FC Porto won the game 81-69 to even the best-of-5 series at 1-1. Game 3 is Friday and Game 4 is Sunday. Game 5 later if necessary.

The 6-foot-4 small forward from Alaska is one of the most decorated pro players from Alaska.

His resume includes a 50-point game, player-of-the-year awards in two countries (Georgia, Portugal), three defensive player-of-the-year awards and three championships in the Portuguese League.