Three Bears At WNBA Training Camp
BERKELEY – With the WNBA season set to begin on Friday, three former Cal women's basketball players are making the most of their opportunities at their respective WNBA camps. Cal legends Kristine Anigwe, Layshia Clarendon, and Reshanda Gray have all signed training camp contracts for the 2022 season.
Clarendon begins their 10th season with the Minnesota Lynx after re-signing with the team in February this year. Clarendon appeared in 21 games, making 20 starts, for Minnesota last season and helped the Lynx go 16-5 in those contests. They averaged 10.4 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per contest, and 5.7 assists per game while shooting a career-best 51.7% from the floor.
Clarendon sat out Minnesota's preseason opener against the Washington Mystics on April 27, but was in the starting lineup for the Lynx against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday afternoon. Clarendon started the game and finished with six points and three assists in nine minutes of action.
In 239 career games played, Clarendon has made 127 starts, scoring 1,810 points, dishing out 774 assists, and grabbing 645 rebounds.
Anigwe signed a camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury in March. Anigwe had a busy offseason, playing overseas with Mersin in Turkey, and competing in both the Turkish League and EuroCup. In EuroCup action, she averaged 9.7 points on 55.8 percent shooting.
The 6-foot-4 forward appeared in the Mercury's only preseason game on April 28 against the Seattle Storm. Anigwe scored five points and grabbed eight rebounds in 13 minutes of action.
Gray signed a camp contract with the Seattle Storm on Monday, beginning her sixth year in the WNBA. The former second-round pick (16th overall) in the 2015 Draft has played in 114 career games for four teams. She has averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds for her career. Last season, playing for the New York Liberty, she averaged a career-best 5.9 points per game.
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