Selected 9th overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Layshia is currently the point guard for the New York Liberty. Recently re-elected to a second term as WNBPA Vice President, Layshia helped negotiate a groundbreaking CBA Agreement that will serve as a bedrock for women’s professional sports leagues moving forward. A current member of both 5x5 and 3x3 National Team pools, Layshia captured gold with Team USA in the 2018 FIBA World Championships. In 2017, Layshia was named a WNBA All-Star, led the league in total assists, and broke the Atlanta Dream’s franchise record for assists in a single season. Clarendon was Cal’s leading scorer while in college where they led the Golden Bears to the first Final Four in school history. During their senior season, Clarendon was an All- Pac-12 first-team selection and the Pac-12 women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Clarendon is a noted social advocate, speaker, and writer, who is often asked to lend their voice and opinions on various social topics. She has been published in The Players’ Tribune, Mic, Esquire, and ESPN. In the off-season, you can find them on the sidelines providing color commentary for the Pac-12 Network.
Latest articles by Layshia Clarendon
Yes, Trans People Belong in Sports
The scrutiny of women’s bodies is the real threat to women’s sports—not the presence of trans women and girls.