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Layshia Clarendon's Bio

About Layshia Clarendon

 

2017 All-Star Team (Reserve)

2017-20 USA Basketball National Pool Team

Career Transactions: Acquired by the Dream on May 2, 2016 from Indiana for rights to 2016 WNBA second round draft pick.

2017 WNBA Season: Played in all 34 games and started 33 for the Dream…Averaged 10.7 points per game…Finished second in the league with 6.6 assists per game this season…Set a new single-season franchise record with 226 assists and her 6.6 assists per game…Distributed an Atlanta Dream record 14 assists and scored 17 points vs Seattle (8/23)…Scored 15 points, had 10 rebound and 9 assists in win over Phoenix (7/25)…Recorded a double-double (14 points, 10 assists) in first All-Star appearance (7/22)…Finished with first career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists at Phoenix (7/13)…Led Dream with career-high 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists in win over Indiana (7/7)…Paced the Dream with 15 points and nine assists in win over New York (7/2)…Recorded career-high 12 assists in win over LA (5/27)…Team-high 9 assists and 17 points in loss vs. Chicago (5/21)…Scored 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and dished out 7 assists in win at Chicago (5/19)…Finished 6-of-6 from the FT line and scored 14 points in Dream’s win at Connecticut (5/13)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (5/22).

2016 WNBA Season: Started 32 of 34 games for the Dream…Scored 12 points in Atlanta debut at San Antonio (5/14)…notched game-high 19 points in loss at Indiana (5/20)…posted 15 points and team-best eight rebounds vs. Chicago (5/22)… Tallied a career-high nine assists along with matching her career-high 19 points for the third Ɵ me this season against ConnecƟ cut (6/12)… Has scored double fi gure points in seven of her last 10 games since joining the Atlanta Dream (6/12)… Posted 19 points against Chicago tying her career high for the fourth Ɵ me this season (6/17)… Posted 3 steals against New York tying her career-high (6/22).

2014 WNBA Season: Clarendon appeared in 29 games and made three starts while averaging 4.2 points and 1.4 rebounds…she scored a career-high 12 points in a win over Connecticut, 7/10, after coming off the bench…one game earlier, she matched her previous career high with 11 points against Tulsa, 7/8.

2013 WNBA Season: Clarendon played in 30 games, starting in four…she recorded career highs of six assists and five rebounds in a playoff-clinching win against Connecticut, 9/7…at Minnesota, 8/24, she posted a season-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and tallied four assists…Clarendon missed the Fever opener due to college graduation…she recorded her first start at New York, 6/5, tallying six points in over 37 minutes of play.

PLAYOFFS

2014: Clarendon averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds while appearing in all five Fever playoff games.

2013: Clarendon came off the bench to average six points and two assists per game.

PRO-OVERSEAS

2013-14: Clarendon played 12 games with USK Praha in the Czech Republic.

COLLEGE

Clarendon finished as the fourth-leading scorer in Cal history, boasting 1,820 points through four seasons.

2012-13: Leading Cal to its first Final Four in school history, Clarendon’s golden Mohawk shone brightly on and off the court as a senior…a starter in all 36 games, she led the Golden Bears with 16.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game…she averaged 17.6 points in conference play…she was second on the club in 3-pointers (41), assists (101) and steals (62)…she was an honorable mention All-America selection by the AP and WBCA, and a candidate for the Naismith Award, Wade Trophy and the State Farm Senior CLASS Award…Clarendon was an All-Pac-12 first team selection and the Pac-12 women’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year, boasting a 3.47 cumulative GPA…her stellar NCAA Tourney run included 27 points vs. South Florida and 25 vs. Georgia to seal a Final Four berth…she was the Spokane Region Most Outstanding Player…she was Cal’s leading scorer in 4 of 5 NCAA Tournament games, including 17 points in a national semifinal loss to Louisville…she helped the Bears to their first 30-win season and snapped Stanford’s 81-game conf. streak.

2011-12: Clarendon was a WBCA All-Region honoree, a WBCA honorable mention All-American and an All-Pac-12 selection…she was named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team and earned second team Pac-12 All-Academic Team honors…she led the team in scoring with a 12.8 scoring average…she scored 20 points with three steals in the Pac-12 tournament championship game against Stanford.

2010-11: Clarendon was All-Pac-10 honorable mention and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention…she led the team in assists (119) and averaged 13.2 points per game.

2009-10: Clarendon earned honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team while starting 28 games…she averaged 8.9 points per game, and led the team in free throw percentage (78.7)…she hit a game-winning shot against Saint Mary’s in the first double-digit scoring effort of her career…her first career start came against Boston College, posting her first double-double with 20 points and 11 boards.

INTERNATIONAL

2009: Clarendon was a reserve on the USA U19 FIBA World Championships team in Bangkok, Thailand…she played in 8 of 9 games while the USA finished 8-1 with a gold medal win over Spain…Clarendon shot 16-of-30 from the floor and finished with 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.

PERSONAL

Layshia Renee Clarendon was born May 2, 1991 in San Bernardino, Calif….she is the daughter of Sharon and Curtis Clarendon, with a sister, Jasmine, who graduated from Pepperdine…she has a Jack Russell Terrier named Bruschi and enjoys reading, drawing and arts & crafts…she was an American Studies major at Cal…Clarendon prepped at Cajon High School where she was a 2009 WBCA All-American and fourth-team Parade Magazine All-American…she was the 2009 California Ms. Basketball Girls State Player of the Year and the CIF Division I Player of the Year…she was the 2008 CalHiSports.com State Junior of the Year and Division 2A co-player of the year…her Cajon High team won the CIF title in 2009…she finished her career at Cajon High as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,875) and assists (944), ending her prep career as the 15th-leading girl’s scorer in state history…she scored a school-record 51 points in a game.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

(1) Drafted by the Indiana Fever with the 9th overall pick, first round, in the 2013 WNBA Draft, 4/15/13. Traded from Indiana to Atlanta for 2017 2nd round pick on May 11th 2016.

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