Bridget
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Bridget Carleton's Bio

About Bridget Carleton

NOTABLE

  • Olympian with Canada Basketball (2020)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Chosen by Connecticut in the 2nd round (21st overall) of the 2019 WNBA Draft on Apr. 10… Signed to a three-year contract on Apr. 12, 2019… Waived by Connecticut on July 3, 2019… Signed a seven-day contract with Minnesota on Aug. 22, 2019 and signed for the remainder of the season on Aug. 29, 2019… Re-signed to a one-year contract on May 26, 2020… Re-signed to a one-year contract on Jan. 8, 2021.

 

2021 SEASON

Concluded her third WNBA campaign as one of two players (along with Kayla McBride) to appear in all 32 games for the Lynx… Averaged 4.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 1.5 apg in 19.3 mpg, hitting 40.1% from the floor, 36.5% (27-for-74) from three-point range and 80.0% from the FT line… Made 10 starts, with Minnesota going 4-6 in those contests; on the flipside, the Lynx won 18 of 22 games in which she came off the bench… Connected on a three-pointer in 14 of her last 17 games, shooting 43.5% (20-for-46) from long distance in that stretch… Handed out a season-high five assists Sept. 17 at Indiana… Added 10 points July 11 at Los Angeles, her third double-figure scoring night of the season… Hauled in a season-high seven rebounds June 12 vs. Los Angeles and tallied a season-high 12 points May 28 at Seattle.

 

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

2020: Appeared in all 22 games during her second WNBA season, drawing starting assignments in each of the final 13… Averaged 6.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.5 apg in 25.8 mpg while shooting 52.0% from the field and 64.3% from the line… Ranked 7th in the league in three-point accuracy at 45.7% (21-for-46), the 2nd-highest percentage in franchise history… Tallied 8.1 ppg (51.8%), 4.5 rpg and 3.2 apg in 15 starts overall, logging 30.3 mpg; the Lynx were 9-6 in those contests… Dished a career-high 10 assists Aug. 31 vs. Los Angeles, the most by any Minnesota player for the year… Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds (in a career-high 37:02) Aug. 19 vs. Dallas, and swiped a career-high three steals vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 9… Made her first start on Aug. 5 vs. New York, erupting for a career-high 25 points and seven rebounds… 2019: Split her rookie WNBA campaign between Connecticut and Minnesota, producing a total of three points and four rebounds in 39 minutes over eight appearances… The Aug. 22 outing vs. Dallas made her the 130th player to appear in a regular season game for the Lynx… Saw action in four games for the Sun, making her WNBA debut on June 9 at Atlanta.

 

PLAYOFFS

2020: Started three of four playoff contests; she netted 6.3 ppg (50.0%) and 3.8 rpg overall, topped by a 14-point effort Sept. 22 vs. Seattle… 2019: Did not play in Minnesota’s first-round game at Seattle on Sept. 11.

 

INTERNATIONAL

2021: Tallied 11.3 ppg (43.3%), a team-high 6.0 rpg and 3.3 apg in three games for Canada at the Olympics in Tokyo… 2020: Played for Canada in both legs of the FIBA OQT, contributing 6.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg over six games (21.5 mpg)… 2019: Helped Canada earn a silver medal at the FIBA AmeriCup in San Juan, P.R.… Chipped in 9.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg and a team-best 2.67 spg in six contests… 2018: Member of Canada’s entry for the FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain, appearing in four of six games… 2017: Made her senior national team debut at the FIBA Women’s Americup in Buenos Aires, Argentina… 2015: Averaged a team-leading 13.9 ppg and 5.9 rpg in seven games at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship in Russia… 2014: Helped Canada to a 6th-place finish at the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic, tallying 14.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg in seven starts.

 

OVERSEAS

2020-21: Played four games for French club Landerneau, tallying 9.0 ppg (46.7%) and 7.3 rpg… 2019-20: Spent the winter playing for Australian club Townsville, tallying 11.6 ppg (42.5%) and 6.4 rpg while logging 29.8 mpg in 20 starts… Connected on 45.9% (45-for-98) of her three-point attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBL in accuracy.

 

COLLEGE

Named to the Big 12’s Player of the Year her senior season… competed her career ranked second on the Cyclone’s all-time scoring list (2142 points) and first in scoring average (17.3 ppg)…ended career just eight points shy of breaking ISU’s all-time scoring mark…following senior year ranked in top-five in Iowa State’s record book in career field goals (3rd, 713), steals (3rd, 211), blocked shots (3rd, 124) and 3-pointers (5th, 255)… put together the best single-season in school history setting school records for points scored (760), scoring average (21.7 PPG), field-goals made (254) and field-goals attempted (543)… put up an average of 21.7 points on 46.8% shooting, 8.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 35 games her senior year… selected as 2019 Cheryl Miller Award earning her a spot on the Naismith Starting Five

 

PERSONAL

Born on May 22, 1997 in Chatham, Ontario … Daughter of Rob and Carrie Carleton … Has two sisters, Rachel and Sarah … Studied Kinesiology at Iowa State University.

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