Layshia Clarendon

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Layshia Clarendon
No. 5 – Atlanta Dream
Position Guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 25)
San Bernardino, California
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Career information
College California
WNBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
20132015 Indiana Fever
2016–present Atlanta Dream
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Layshia Clarendon (born May 2, 1991) is an American basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Born in San Bernardino, California, she completed her college career at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.[1] The 2012–2013 season saw her become a leader of the team and receive national recognition for her abilities, culminating in her place as a finalist for the Senior Class Award.[2][3]

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 the 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]

College statistics[edit]

Source[9]

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
2009–10 California 37 - 36.2 26.2 78.7 4.5 2.3 0.8 0.1 8.9
2010–11 California 34 450 40.0 33.7 69.6 5.4 3.5 1.5 0.1 13.2
2011–12 California 35 449 41.3 32.7 69.8 3.9 2.6 1.5 0.1 12.8
2012–13 California 36 590 45.2 32.5 66.5 4.0 2.8 1.7 0.1 16.4
Career California 142 1489 41.0 31.3 69.7 4.4 2.8 1.4 0.1 10.5

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.[10] Clarendon scored 4.5 points per game, and helped the USA team to an 8–1 record and the gold medal.[11]

Professional[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Layshia Clarendon Profile at calbears.com
  2. ^ "player-spotlight-layshia-clarendon". Dailycal.org. 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  3. ^ Layshia Clarendon. "Layshia Clarendon, California". Seniorclassaward.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Clarendon A Quiet Superstar". Pac-12. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  5. ^ "No. 6 Cal Beats Arizona WBB, 91-86". Kvoa.com. 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". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Louisville makes title game with second-half rally". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 24 Sep 2015. 
  10. ^ "U19 World's Championship for women Thailand". FIBA. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  11. ^ "Eighth FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2009". USA Basketball. November 30, 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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