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Alysha Clark
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Alysha Clark's Bio

About Alysha Clark

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 167

BIRTHDATE: July 7, 1987

BIRTHPLACE: Denver, CO

HOMETOWN: Mt. Juliet, TN

COLLEGE: Middle Tennessee St.

HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Juliet (TN)

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 6 seasons

DRAFTED BY: San Antonio, 2010, Second Round (#17)

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on Mar. 9, 2012

PRONUNCIATION: A-leash-Ah

TWITTER HANDLE: @Alysha_Clark

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scored a career-high 23 points on 7-of-7 shooting vs. New York on 6/5/16
  • Finished the 2015 season leading the league in 2-point field goal percentage (68.9%), true field goal percentage (64.4%), effective field goal percentage (62.0%) and ranked fifth in field goal percentage (54.4%)
  • Grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds, topping her previous of 8, on June 21, 2015 vs. Phoenix
  • Started her first career WNBA game on May 23, 2014 vs. Connecticut
  • Connected on a career-high 3 3FGM vs. Minnesota on 9/10/13
  • Led NCAA in scoring and set a school record with 27.5 points per game as a junior and senior at MTSU
  • Named Player of the Year during all four years of college; twice in Atlantic Sun and twice in Sun Belt. She’s believed to be the first NCAA basketball player, men’s or women’s, to earn player of the year accolades from two different conferences.
  • Also became the first A-Sun player to win Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in the same season.
  • Scored 48 points and hit the game-winning shot in the Sun Belt Championship game as a senior at MTSU

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Tallied a season-high 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting vs. Indiana on 5/28/17
  • Dropped 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting at San Antonio on 6/6/17
  • Grabbed nine rebounds and added 10 points and five assists at Dallas on 7/1/17
  • Tallied 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting vs. Atlanta on 7/15/17
  • Tallied 14 points, seven boards and four assists vs. Dallas on 7/28/17
  • Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Connecticut on 8/8
  • Tallied 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting at Phoenix on 8/12/17
  • Netted 17 points and made a season-high three triples at Chicago on 8/20/17
  • Posted 20 points at Washington on 9/1/17

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Re-signed with the Storm on Feb. 2, 2016
  • Scored a career-high 23 points on 7-of-7 shooting vs. New York on 6/5/16
  • Marked her fourth career 3 steals and first block of the season vs. San Antonio on 7/20/16
  • Dished out a career-high 7 assists at Atlanta on 9/4/16
  • Played a career-high 35 minutes vs. Washington on 5/26/16, tallying 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
  • Started in all 33 games she dressed for, missing 6/1/16 at Indiana due to a right knee bruise

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Finished the season leading the league in 2-point field goal percentage (68.9%), true field goal percentage (64.4%), effective field goal percentage (62.0%) and ranked fourth in field goal percentage (54.4%)
  • Was in the mix for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015
  • Was inserted into the starting lineup two games into the season, on 6/11 at Minnesota, and started the rest of the games on the season she was available for (31), missing one on 8/8 due to a family matter
  • Grabbed a career-high-tying 8 rebounds at Los Angeles on 6/14
  • Topped her career-high field goals, connecting on 5 and pulled down a new career-high 9 rebounds on 6/21 vs. Phoenix
  • Swiped a career-high 3 steals at San Antonio on 6/27
  • Scored a career-high 14 points against Atlanta on 7/18, topping her previous of 11
  • Played a career-high 33 minutes against New York on 7/21
  • Logged 26 games playing 20+ minutes, with a season-high of 33 minutes on 7/21 at New York, and averaged 23.1 minutes per game in 2015

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Started her first career WNBA game on May 23 vs. Connecticut
  • Blocked a career-high 4 shots on Opening Night, 5/16/14 vs. Los Angeles
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds at San Antonio on 7/11/14

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Finished the 2013 season ranked No. 4 in the WNBA in three-point field goals per 40 minutes (2.2); No. 7 in defensive rebounds per 40 minutes (10.9) and No. 13 in efficiency ranking per 40 minutes (19.6)
  • Set career highs in four new categories, including: points with 11 vs. Tulsa on Sept. 14, 2013; field goals attempted with 9 vs. Tulsa on July 17, 2013; three-point field goals made with 3 vs. Minnesota on Sept. 10, 2013 and free throws attempted, 5 vs. Tulsa on 6/22/13
  • Played a season-high 26 minutes, one shy of her career high, in the team’s 86-59 loss on July 17, 2013 vs. Tulsa
  • Logged nine games of 20+ minutes played.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Checked into her first WNBA game at home against Tulsa, June 1
  • Recorded a then career high nine points and eight rebounds at Phoenix, July 13.

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2016-17: CCC Polkowice, Poland
  • 2016-17: Adana, Turkey
  • 2015-16: Maccabi Ashdod, Israel; Won Israeli League Championship, Named: POY, Domestic POY, Forward of the Year, 1st Team Honors
  • 2014-15: Maccabi Ashdod, Israel; Won Israeli League Championship, Named: POY, Domestic POY, Forward of the Year, 1st Team honors
  • 2012-13: Ramat Hasharon, Israel
  • 2011-12: Ramat Hasharon, Israel
  • 2010-11: Hapoel Rishon LeZion, Israel; Named Domestic Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com and All-Israeli First Team after averaging 14.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

ASSISTANT COACHING CAREER:

  • Spent the 2013-14 WNBA offseason as a women’s basketball assistant coach on Rick Insell’s staff at Middle Tennessee State

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led NCAA in scoring and set a school record with 27.5 points per game as a senior
  • Spent first two seasons at Belmont University
  • Named Player of the Year during all four years of college; twice in Atlantic Sun and twice in Sun Belt. She’s believed to be the first NCAA basketball player, men’s or women’s, to earn player of the year accolades from two different conferences
  • Also became the first A-Sun player to win Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in the same season
  • Scored 48 points and hit the game-winning shot in the Sun Belt Championship game as a senior

PERSONAL:

  • Born Alysha Angelica Clark on July 7, 1987, in Denver, Colo.
  • Daughter of Kenneth and Jan Clark
  • Has seven siblings; William, LaTonya, Kenneth Jr., Tisha, Corey, Ajia and Arlisha
  • Majored in electronic media journalism
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