|No. 6 – Minnesota Lynx|
|Born||May 22, 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||John McGregor Secondary School|
|College||Iowa State (2015–2019)|
|WNBA draft||2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Connecticut Sun|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
Iowa State statistics
|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|
Canadian National Team
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.
Connecticut Sun (2019)
Minnesota Lynx (2019-Present)
Carleton made the Lynx roster for the 2020 season, 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. Carleton started in place of Sylvia Fowles, who was out with a calf injury.
WNBA Career Statistics
|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|
|Career||1 year, 1 team||4||3||29.5||.500||.538||.000||3.8||2.5||1.3||0.0||0.8||6.3|
- Eurobasket.com profile
- "Bridget CARLETON at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
- "Women's college basketball All-Americans 2019". 14 March 2019.
- Tommy Birch (2020-03-09). "'It's a dream come true': Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton prepping for Olympic run". Des Moines Register.
- "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
- "Bridget Carleton". olympic.ca. Team Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
- Birch, Tommy. "Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton selected for Canada basketball Olympic team". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
- "Bridget Carleton makes Olympic debut in Canada's 72-68 loss to Serbia". weareiowa.com. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
- Birch, Tommy. "Former Iowa State star Bridget Carleton earns roster spot on WNBA's Connecticut Sun". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
- Heavren, Natalie (4 July 2019). "Connecticut Sun claim Natisha Hiedeman, waive Bridget Carleton". High Post Hoops. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
- Writerhgardner@amestrib.com, Hayes GardnerStaff. "Women's basketball: Bridget Carleton signs 7-day contract with Minnesota". The Ames Tribune. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
- "Minnesota Lynx Sign Bridget Carleton For The Remainder Of The WNBA Season". Chatham-Kent Sports Network. 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
- 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.
- "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.