Bridget Carleton

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Bridget Carleton
Bridget Carleton (cropped).jpg
Carleton in 2019
No. 6 – Minnesota Lynx
PositionSmall forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-05-22) May 22, 1997 (age 24)
Chatham, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolJohn McGregor Secondary School
(Chatham, Ontario)
CollegeIowa State (2015–2019)
WNBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019Connecticut Sun
2019–presentMinnesota Lynx
2019–2020Townsville Fire
Career highlights and awards
  • Cheryl Miller Award (2019)
  • WBCA All-American (2019)
  • AP Second-Team All-American (2019)
  • USBWA Third-Team All-American (2019)
  • Big 12 Player of the Year (2019)
  • 3× First-team All-Big 12 (2017–2019)
  • AP All-American Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2016)
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2016)
Medals
Women's basketball
Representing  Canada
FIBA AmeriCup
Gold medal – first place 2017 Buenos Aires
Silver medal – second place 2019 Puerto Rico

Bridget Carleton (born May 22, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones and competes internationally with the Canada national team.[1]

She participated at the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[2]

On March 14, 2019, Carleton was named second team All-American by ESPN.[3]

In her career playing at Iowa State University, she finished 2nd in the Cyclones' records for career scoring with 2,142 points. She ranks third for three areas: field goals with 713, steals with 211, and blocked shots with 124.[4]

Iowa State statistics[edit]

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Iowa State 27 323 33.7% 32.9% 80.5% 6.7 1.7 0.9 0.8 12.0
2016–17 Iowa State 31 465 39.5% 34.1% 93.9% 5.7 1.8 1.2 1.0 15.0
2017–18 Iowa State 31 594 38.7% 33.0% 82.5% 6.5 3.4 2.2 0.9 19.2
2018–19 Iowa State 35 760 46.8% 37.1% 86.1% 8.6 4.0 2.3 1.2 21.7
Career 124 2142 40.5% 34.3% 85.7% 7.0 2.8 1.7 1.0 17.3

Canadian National Team[edit]

Carleton first played for Team Canada at the 2013 U16 FIBA Americas. She was named team captain, led the squad in minutes, and helped Canada to a Silver Medal. She also was a part of the U17 Ontario Team which won Gold at the 2013 Canada Games. Carleton also played with the junior team that won silver at the U18 FIBA Americas.

Carleton joined the Senior National Team in 2016 and played in some exhibition games. She was a part of the 2017 squad that defended their Gold Medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup tournament. In 2018, she helped Canada to a 7th place finish at the FIBA World Cup, as well in 2019 winning silver at the FIBA AmeriCup.[6]

On June 29, Carleton was named to the 2020 Canadian National Team that competed at the 2020 Olympics. This marks the first time in her career that she will compete at the Olympics.[7][8]

WNBA[edit]

Connecticut Sun (2019)[edit]

Carleton was drafted in the Second Round of the 2019 WNBA Draft – 21st Overall – by the Connecticut Sun. She ultimately made the Opening Day Roster,[9] but was later released after just 4 games.[10]

Minnesota Lynx (2019-Present)[edit]

On August 22nd, Carleton signed a 7-day contract with the Minnesota Lynx,[11] followed by a contract for the remainder of the 2019 season.[12]

Carleton made the Lynx roster for the 2020 season,[13] and became a key part of the team – filling in for the injured Sylvia Fowles. Carleton became the third WNBA player in history to score 25 or more points and have more than 5 rebounds in her first WNBA start in the August 5, 2020, game for the Minnesota Lynx against the New York Liberty. She scored 25 points, had 7 rebounds and 3 assists.[14] Carleton started in place of Sylvia Fowles, who was out with a calf injury.

WNBA Career Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

Regular Season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2019 Connecticut 4 0 7.3 .000 .000 .000 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
2019 Minnesota 4 0 2.8 .500 .500 .000 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
2020 Minnesota 22 15 25.8 .520 .457 .647 3.6 2.5 0.7 0.0 1.8 6.6

Postseason[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2020 Minnesota 4 3 29.5 .500 .538 .000 3.8 2.5 1.3 0.0 0.8 6.3
Career 1 year, 1 team 4 3 29.5 .500 .538 .000 3.8 2.5 1.3 0.0 0.8 6.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurobasket.com profile
  2. ^ "Bridget CARLETON at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  3. ^ "Women's college basketball All-Americans 2019". 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ Tommy Birch (2020-03-09). "'It's a dream come true': Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton prepping for Olympic run". Des Moines Register.
  5. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  6. ^ "Bridget Carleton". olympic.ca. Team Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  7. ^ Birch, Tommy. "Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton selected for Canada basketball Olympic team". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Bridget Carleton makes Olympic debut in Canada's 72-68 loss to Serbia". weareiowa.com. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  9. ^ Birch, Tommy. "Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton earns roster spot on WNBA's Connecticut Sun". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  10. ^ Heavren, Natalie (4 July 2019). "Connecticut Sun claim Natisha Hiedeman, waive Bridget Carleton". High Post Hoops. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  11. ^ Writerhgardner@amestrib.com, Hayes GardnerStaff. "Women's basketball: Bridget Carleton signs 7-day contract with Minnesota". The Ames Tribune. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  12. ^ "Minnesota Lynx Sign Bridget Carleton For The Remainder Of The WNBA Season". Chatham-Kent Sports Network. 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  13. ^ Stuve, Sam. "Former Iowa State forward Bridget Carleton earns spot on the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx 2020 roster". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Carleton Only Third Player In WNBA History To Score 25+ And 5+ Rebounds In First Start". Chatham-Kent Sports Network. 2020-08-05. Retrieved 2020-08-06.

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