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Layshia Clarendon's Bio

About Layshia Clarendon

NOTABLE

  • WNBA Community Assist Award (August 2021)
  • FIBA World Cup Gold Medalist (2018)
  • WNBA All-Star Game (2017)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Drafted by the Indiana Fever with the 9th overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft… Acquired by the Atlanta Dream on May 2, 2016 from Indiana…Traded to the Connecticut Sun in July 2018… Signed with the New York Liberty on Feb. 10, 2020… Waived by the New York Liberty on May 20, 2021 … Signed by the Minnesota Lynx on May 30, 2021… Released by the Minnesota Lynx on Jun. 11, 2021…Signed by the Minnesota Lynx on Jun 12, 2021…Released by the Minnesota Lynx on Jun 20, 2021…Signed by the Minnesota Lynx on Jun 21, 2021…Released by the Minnesota Lynx on Jun 30, 2021…Signed by the Minnesota Lynx on Jul 2, 2021.

 

2021 SEASON

Began their ninth WNBA season in New York but was waived on May 20 after appearing in one game… Signed by the Lynx as an unrestricted free agent to a one-year contract (via hardship exception) on May 30, then re-signed for the rest of the season on July 2 after being released from the hardship contract on June 30… Played in 21 games overall for Minnesota, including 20 starts; the Lynx won 16 of those 21… Averaged 10.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 5.7 apg in a Minnesota uniform (25.7 mpg), shooting 51.7% from the floor, 35.7% from long distance and 78.4% from the FT line… Sidelined for seven games (Aug. 31-Sept. 17) due to a stress reaction in their right fibula, but returned to start the Sept. 19 finale at Washington… Put in a team-high 18 points July 9 at Las Vegas, adding a season-best nine assists; they led the Lynx in assists on 16 occasions… Contributed 17 points and a season-high seven rebounds July 3 at Phoenix, and went over the 5000-career-minute mark June 30 at Phoenix… Registered a season-high 20 points June 25 vs. Las Vegas, their fifth career 20+ night, touching off a string of six consecutive double-figure scoring nights… Made their Lynx debut in the May 30 overtime win vs. Connecticut, scoring 12 points in 27 minutes.

 

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

2020:  Recorded a career-high 11.5 points per game over 19 contests, starting in all 19…Clarendon also shot a career-best 87.3% from the free throw line, as well as 46.5% from the field and 34.1% from beyond the arc while adding 3.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game… 2019: Saw action in just nine contests for the Connecticut Sun due to an ankle injury they suffered in June… Over the nine games, they averaged 15.3 MPG and 6.2 PPG… During that stretch, they helped the Sun to a record of 8-1… 2018: Played a total of 33 games between the Dream and Connecticut Sun…Started four games for the Dream…Averaged 16.6 MPG and 10.4 PPG across both teams…Season-high was a 14-point effort with five assists against Minnesota while playing for Connecticut (8/17) …Also recorded a 13-point night against Chicago on June 27 while playing for Atlanta …Saw action in the Sun’s lone playoff game on August 23 where they logged 10 minutes, as well as a basket and steal… 2017: Played in all 34 games and started 33 for the Dream…Named to the 2017 WNBA All-Star Team as a reserve…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…Dished an Atlanta Dream record of 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: 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 time of the season against Connecticut (6/12)… Scored double figure points in seven of their last 10 games since joining the Atlanta Dream (6/12)… Posted 19 points against Chicago tying her career high for the fourth time of the season (6/17)… Recorded 3 steals against New York tying their career-high (6/22)… 2015: Made 12 starts among their 29 appearances, averaging 6.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 2.0 apg in 20.8 mpg while shooting 44.5% from the floor, 40.6% (13-for-32) from three-point range and 76.5% from the line… Also saw action in nine postseason games during Indiana’s run to the WNBA Finals vs. Minnesota, adding 1.3 ppg (50.0%) and 0.7 rpg in 6.1 mpg… Pumped in a season-high 17 points Aug. 28 vs. Atlanta and dealt a season-best seven assists June 16 in Atlanta… 2014: Appeared in 29 games and made three starts while averaging 4.2 points and 1.4 rebounds…On July 10, they scored a career-high 12 points off the bench in a win over Connecticut …Just one game earlier, they matched her previous career high with 11 points against Tulsa (7/8)… 2013: Played in 30 games, starting in four…they recorded career highs of six assists and five rebounds in a playoff-clinching win against Connecticut (9/7)…at Minnesota, on Aug 24, they posted a season-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and tallied four assists… they recorded their first start at New York, on June 5, tallying six points over 37 minutes of play.

 

 

PLAYOFFS

2018: Saw action in Connecticut’s one playoff contest where they came off the bench for 10 minutes and scored two points on top of recording a steal. 2016: Logged 64 total minutes across two games for Atlanta… Averaged 11 points and six assists per game… Shot .533 from the field (8-15). 2014: Averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds while appearing in all five Fever playoff games. 2013: Came off the bench to average six points and two assists per game over a four-game playoff run.

 

INTERNATIONAL

2018: Won a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain… 2009: A reserve on the USA U19 FIBA World Championships team in Bangkok, Thailand…they played in 8 of 9 games while the USA finished 8-1 with a gold medal win over Spain…Shot 16-of-30 from the floor and finished with 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.

 

OVERSEAS

2013-14: 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…Started all 36 games for the Golden Bears as a senior where they lead Cal to its first Final Four in school history…In their senior campaign, they were 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… Averaged 16.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game…As a junior, Clarendon led the team in scoring with a 12.8 PPG scoring average…Scored 20 points with three steals in the Pac-12 tournament championship game against Stanford…As a sophomore, they led Cal in assists (119) and averaged 13.2 PPG…In their freshman year, Layshia averaged 8.9 PPG where they led the team in free throw percentage shooting 78.7% from the line…Posted a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds in their first career start against Boston College.

 

PERSONAL

Layshia Renee Clarendon was born May 2, 1991 in San Bernardino, Calif….They are the daughter of Sharon and Curtis Clarendon…Has a sister, Jasmine, who graduated from Pepperdine…Currently holds the First Vice President position in the WNBPA and played an instrumental role in the league’s new CBA…they were an American Studies major at Cal…Clarendon prepped at Cajon High School where they were a 2009 WBCA All-American and fourth-team Parade Magazine All-American…Named the 2009 California Ms. Basketball Girls State Player of the Year and the CIF Division I Player of the Year…Named the 2008 CalHiSports.com State Junior of the Year and Division 2A co-player of the year…Member of the Cajon High team who won the CIF title in 2009…Finished their career at Cajon High as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,875) and assists (944), ending their prep career as the 15th-leading girl’s scorer in California state history…Scored a school-record 51 points in a game

 

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