Layshia Clarendon #5 Guard
2014 Playoff PPG 1.5 RPG 1.5 APG 0.8 EFF +1.25
Bio Born: May 02, 1991 Height: 5-9 / 1,75 Weight: 140 lbs. / 63,5 kg. College: California Years Pro: 1
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Indiana’s top draft pick in 2013 is a slashing perimeter scorer and lock-down defender who exhibited leadership skills in limited play as a rookie.
2013: Clarendon played in 30 games, starting in four as a rookie…she was one of five double-figure scorers at Connecticut, 9/15, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists to close the regular season…she recorded career highs of six assists and five rebounds to go along with two points, in a playoff-clinching win against Connecticut, 9/7…she played one of her best games at Minnesota, 8/24, where she posted a career-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and tallied four assists…Clarendon missed the Fever opener due to college graduation and four games due to injury…she recorded her first start and points at New York, 6/5, tallying six points, two rebounds and a steal in over 37 minutes of play.
2013: Clarendon came off the bench to average six points and two assists per game…she finished with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting in a win against Chicago, 9/22.
2013-14: Clarendon played 12 games with USK Praha in Czech Republic…she averaged 7.2 points and 2.3 assists during 18.4 minutes of play per game.
2009: Clarendon was a reserve on the USA U19 FIBA World Championships team in Bangkok, Thailand, behind notable guards Skylar Diggins and Samantha Prahalis…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 while finishing with averages of 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
Clarendon finished as the fourth-leading scorer in school 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 became a member of Cal's 1,000 point club when she hit a jumper twenty seconds into the Stanford game...she scored 27 points, hitting five three-pointers at Oregon...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....she began the season scoring in double-digits in nine of the first ten games...she was named the MVP of the Colliers International Classic.
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 was second on the team in assists (84)...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…she scored 29 points in the WNIT opener against UC Davis, also dishing six assists in the game.