Layshia Clarendon

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Layshia Clarendon (born May 2, 1991 in San Bernardino, California) is an American basketball player who completed her college career at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.[1] The 2012–2013 season has seen her be a leader of the team and get national recognition for her play, including as a finalist for the Senior Class Award.[2][3]

Layshia Clarendon
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Competitor for  United States
U18 and U19
Gold 2009 U19 Bangkok National Team

According to her coach Lindsay Gottlieb, “She is vocal in terms of helping us achieve those goals and being a leader off the court and talking to her teammates, but you’re never necessarily going to notice that on the court.”[4]

For 2012-2013 regular season, the Clarendon-led Bears lived up to expectations, compiling a 28-2 record (excluding the Pac-12 Tournament) and earning a 2nd seed in the NCAA tournament.[5] Clarendon and the Bears have also enjoyed post season success, resulting in the team's first Final Four appearance.[6][7] The Bears lost in the national semifinals to Louisville.[8]

USA Basketball[edit]

Clarendon was named to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2009 U19 World's Championship, held in Bangkok, Thailand in July and August 2009.[9] Clarendon scored 4.5 points per game, and helped the USA team to an 8–1 record and the gold medal.[10]


Clarendon was selected 9th overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever.


  1. ^ Layshia Clarendon Profile at
  2. ^ "player-spotlight-layshia-clarendon". 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  3. ^ Layshia Clarendon. "Layshia Clarendon, California". Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  4. ^ clarendon-a-quiet-superstar
  5. ^ "No. 6 Cal Beats Arizona WBB, 91-86". 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  6. ^ Spokane Bound Cal Readies For Sweet 16[dead link]
  7. ^ "Cal women's basketball team reaches its first Final Four". Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Louisville makes title game with second-half rally". Associated Press. April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "U19 World's Championship for women Thailand". FIBA. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  10. ^ "SEVENTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2009". USA Basketball. Retrieved 20 Oct 2013. 

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