Lisa Willis
Lisa Willis

Player Profile

Long Beach, CA

High School:
Narbonne HS




2006 -- Named prior to the season by Nancy Lieberman of ESPN as the nation's best defender ... 2006 honorable mention AP All-American ... Third-team All-America selection by Women's Basketball News Service ... Pre-season Naismith Award nominee ... Nominated for the Bayer Advantage Senior CLASS Award ... School's all-time three-point shot leader (256, second on the all-time Pac-10 list) ... Ninth on the all-time school scoring list (1,677) ...Her 120 games played ranks fifth all-time at UCLA...13th on all-time school rebounding list (625)...596 made field goals ranks 10th on all-time school list...1,412 field goal attempts ranks eighth on the all-time school list...76% free throw percentage ranks eighth all-time at UCLA...Second on all-time steals list at UCLA (368)...Her total of 87 double-digit scoring games ranks fifth on the school list...She finished her career ranked first in three-point shot attempts (694) and three-point shots made (248)...Her 35.7% shooting mark from three-point range ranks sixth all-time at UCLA...Tied her school record of 70 made three-point shots in a season ... Her 570 points scored in her senior season ranked 10th on the all-time school list ... Her total of 115 steals ranked third on the all-time school list ...Finished her career ranked first on the all-time Pac-10 steals list, second on the made three-point shot list and 21st on the career scoring list... Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 42nd in the nation in scoring (17.8) and as the Pac-10 leader, for the third straight season, in steals per game (3.59-No. 6 nationally) ... Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in assists per game (3.13) ... First player in school history to record three straight seasons with 100 or more steals ... Ranks second on the UCLA and first on the Pac-10 career steals chart (372) ... Starter in her last 90-straight games ... Made 32 three-point shots in the last nine games ... Totaled 15 points, eight rebounds in NCAA action at Purdue ... Led the Bruins with 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. Bowling Green in NCAA play ... Named MVP of the State Farm Pac-10 Tournament ... Scored 20 points and had six steals, four assists before fouling out in championship game vs. Stanford ... Totaled 27 points (five threes) and six steals in tourney win over Arizona State ... Had 14 points, seven steals in Pac-10 tourney win over Cal ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (second time this season) for her play in the wins at the Oregon schools ... Tied for team-high honors with 17 points and grabbed a career-best 14 boards at Oregon ... Scored team-best 24 points and grabbed eight boards at Oregon State ... Moved into the top-10 on the scoring list at UCLA with her 10 points at home vs. USC ... Totaled 16 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals before fouling out in home win over Washington ... Led the Bruins with 17 points, nine rebounds at home vs. Washington State ... Totaled 20 points, six rebounds, three assists at Arizona ... Recorded team-high five assists with nine points, four rebounds, four steals at Arizona State ... Had eight rebounds, four steals and scored 20 (four threes) in win over Cal ... Had 16 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks (tied career best) and a steal in win over Stanford ... Scored six at USC ... Recorded 12 points, five assists, three steals at Washington State ... Scored 11 points with three assists and three steals at Washington ... Had 23 points (four threes), four steals and team-high seven boards v. Arizona State ... Became the all-time Pac-10 leader in steals with her first steal v. Arizona ... Also scored 10 points and had six assists v. Arizona ... Led the Bruins with 20 points at Stanford ... Led UCLA with 17 points, eight rebounds and six steals at Cal ... Scored career-high tying 31 points and had career-best nine steals v. Oregon State ... Totaled 16 of her 31 points in the final 4:22 of game to key the win ... Had 26-game double figure scoring streak snapped v. Oregon with nine points, she added six steals ... Hit four threes and scored 28 with four assists, three steals and three boards at UC Santa Barbara ... Recorded 20 points v. Pepperdine ... Scored 13 and had seven rebounds at Oklahoma ... Scored 17 with six steals at Clemson ... Had 20 points (four threes), eight boards and three steals in 21 minutes of action v. UC Irvine ... Tournament MVP at the LMU/Ayres Hotel Classic after scoring 29 points against Georgia and 21 against Charlotte ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in her career after her exploits at LMU (week of Nov. 22-27) ... Shot 8-11 from the field and scored 21 with five steals against Charlotte ... Tied her career-high with 12 field goals made en route to 29-point effort v. Georgia ... Scored 13 and led team with nine boards v. BYU ... Led team with 22 points (six threes) at Baylor.

2005 World University Games -- Earned a gold medal as a member of the USA Women's Basketball team during the World University Games held in Izmir, Turkey ...Totaled 13 points, including three three-point shots in the gold medal game against Serbia-Montenegro ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds in a semifinal win over Russia ... Had eight points in quarterfinal round win over Taiwan ...Totaled eight points and five steals in the win over China ...Had eight points in an opening round win over the Czech Republic ... Ranked fourth on the U.S. team in scoring (9.7 ppg) and first in three-point shooting (14 three-pointers made).

2005 -- UCLA's all-time three-point shot leader (186) ... Selected to the first-team All-Pac-10 squad ... Ranked sixth in the nation in steals (3.64) and tied for 25th in three points shots made per game (2.52) ... Her 102 steals were the most ever by a Bruin junior and third-most in Bruin history ... Became the first Bruin player to record back-to-back 100 steals seasons ... Her 70 made three-points shots tied her own school record mark for a season ... Ranks 18th on the all-time Bruin scoring list ... Her .754 free throw percentage ranks eighth on the all-time school list ... Had 26 double figure scoring games and nine double figure rebounding games ... Scored 25 points in the Pac-10 Tournament game vs. Arizona State ... Had her fifth double-double of the season with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds at USC ... Had 15 points and six boards vs. Stanford(h) ... Had 18 points, 11 boards vs. Cal(h) ... Had six assists, six steals and scored 13 at Arizona State ... Joined the 1,000-point club at Arizona with 16 points and also had a team-high tying eight rebounds ...Had 16 points, 10 rebounds in home win over Washington State ... Scored 17 and tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds vs. Washington(h) ... Had her second career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds (career-high) at Oregon State ... Led team with 24 points at Oregon ... Had 14 points, seven boards, five assists at Cal ... Scored 25 points, with a personal-best seven three-pointers, at Stanford to go along with five steals, which moved her into the all-time school top 10 in that category ...Had team-high 24 points and seven boards vs. Arizona ... Had 10 points, four steals vs. Arizona State ... Registered 10 points, seven rebounds at Washington ... Poured in 25, with five threes, at Washington State ... Totaled 11 points, eight rebounds and a career-best three blocks in home win over Oregon ... Had eight points and moved into first place on the all-time school list for made three-pointers in home win over Oregon State ... Had 13 points and a team-best tying nine boards in home USC win ...Contributed 15 points, six boards at Ohio State ...Scored 15 at Illinois ...Had 18 points, 10 boards (first career double-double) and seven assists at Fresno State ... Totaled 14 points, four steals against Purdue ... Moved into first on the all-time school list in three-pointers attempted against Purdue ... Had 14 points, seven boards at Pepperdine ... Battled foul trouble to score eight vs. Texas ... Totaled 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, eight steals (tied career high) against Clemson ... Had 16 points, eight rebounds vs. Gardner-Webb at the Miami Jam ... Had team-high 15 points against TCU at the Miami Jam.

2004 -- Her season total of 100 steals was the most ever by a UCLA sophomore and ranked tied for third on the all-time school list ... Her 3.3 steals average ranked 11th in the NCAA ... Her total of 70 three-points shots made and 189 three-point shots attempted were school record marks ... Her 428 points rank as the ninth-best total ever by a UCLA sophomore ... Her 116 made three-point shots is the second-highest total in school history ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... Ranked first in the Pac-10 in steals and three-point shots made, seventh in three-point shooting percentage and defensive rebounds, 10th in scoring and 15th in rebounding ... Scored 15 points in the NCAA Tournament game at Minnesota ... Scored 14 points with five steals in the conference tournament win over Arizona State ... Had 14 points and six steals in the home win over USC ... Totaled 16 points and seven boards at Stanford ... Recorded career-highs with 31 points and eight steals (tied for eighth-best all-time at UCLA) at Cal ... Also had six three-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and added four assists in that Cal game ... Had 16 points and a team-high nine boards in the home win over Arizona State ... Moved into first place on UCLA's all-time season three-point shot list with five made in the home win over Arizona ... Had 19 points and eight steals in the win over the `Cats ... Had nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals at Washington State ... Totaled four assists and scored 13, with four three-pointers, in the win at Washington ...Had 21 points, seven rebounds vs. Oregon State(h) ... Scored a team-high 20 points with four threes vs. Oregon(h) ... Totaled 16 points, seven boards and five steals vs. Cal(h) ... Had 20 points vs. Stanford ... Earned team-high totals of 15 points and nine rebounds at Arizona ... Scored 11 points at Arizona State ... Had a team-high 19 points, including two free throws with seven seconds left to clinch the win at home against Washington ... Scored 22 points vs. Washington State(h) ... Named the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for Jan. 5-11 ... Had five steals at Oregon State ... Scored a team-high 17 points with three treys and four assists vs. Ohio State ... Made five steals at USC ...Led the team with 13 points vs. Michigan State ... Had 13 points, four assists at Cal State Northridge ... Recorded 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals at Purdue ... Had 10 points and six boards at St. Mary's while moving into school's top 10 in three-point shots made ... Had 17 points, including five threes, against Texas ... Made her first career start vs. UNLV and scored 13 points.

2003 -- Finished the regular season seventh in the Pac-10 in made three-point shots (1.59/g) ... Her 46 made three-pointers ranked second on UCLA's all-time single-season frosh list (48 by Michelle Palmisano, 1993) and sixth on all-time school list ... Had 11 double figure scoring games and made at least one three-pointer in 21 games ... Hit three or more three-pointers in eight games ... Scored a game-high 17 points, including five three-point shots (a tournament record at the time), in the Pac-10 Tournament loss to Stanford ... Led the team with eight rebounds vs. Oregon State(h) and scored 11 points ... Pulled down seven boards and added three assists at Stanford ... Had 12 points, including seven of eight from free throw line, vs. Arizona State(h) ... Had three three-pointers in win over Arizona ... Scored 18 points, including four threes at USC ... Tied for the team lead in rebounding with six boards at Washington State ... Scored 15 vs. Washington State(h) and added three assists and five steals ... Had team-high 17 points vs. Washington(h) ...Scored 10 points with four boards, two steals and a block at Oregon ... Scored 11 points (3-3 from beyond the arc) with four boards and two steals against Cal State Northridge ... Had 12 points, on four three-pointers, at Georgia ... Came off the bench with 18 points (three treys) against Hawaii and 14 (three treys) against Sacramento State ... All-tournament selection at the Hawaii Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, CA ...As a senior, she averaged 7.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 3.4 assists ... Team won second-straight City Championship and advanced to State tournament ... Team was rated No. 2 in state and No. 8 in nation her senior season ... Second-team All-State selection by Cal-Hi Sports ... Los Angeles City Player of the Year ... First-team Marine league selection ... First-team all-area by Daily Breeze ... Twice named to Long Beach Press Telegram Dream team ... As a junior, she averaged 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals ... Named third-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports ... First-team Marine League ... First-team All-City ... Second-team all-area by Daily Breeze ... Narbonne team won Los Angeles City, California State and U.S. National Championships for second consecutive year ... Nike All-American ... Honorable mention All-American by USA Today and Street & Smith's ... Ranked as 38th-best national prospect by All-Star Girls Report ... As a sophomore in 2000, she was named first-team All-Marine League, all-city and all-area by the Daily Breeze ... Sophomore State Player of the Year ... Named first-team All-Marine League as a freshman.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Lisa Camille Willis ... Born: June 13, 1984 ... Parents: Robert and Sandra Willis ... Has two older brothers (Bryant and Kevin) and sisters (Robin and Stephanie) ... Political Science major who has aspirations to become a lawyer.

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2005 - 70-194 (.361), 2004 - 70-189 (.370), 2003 - 46-134 (.343); Totals - 186-517 (.360)

Career Highs
31, at California (2/19/04)
Rebounds: 12, at Oregon State (1/29/05)
Assists: 6, at Washington State (2/7/04)
Steals: 8, last at California (2/19/04)
Blocks: 3, vs. Oregon (1/4/05)
FG Made: 12, at California (2/19/04)
3-pt. FG Made:7, at Stanford (1/20/05)
FT Made:8, vs. Stanford (2/20/05)
Minutes: 40, last vs. Arizona State (3/5/05)