MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the signing of guard Courtney Clements and forward Keisha Hampton. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Clements, a 6-0 guard, originally signed a training camp contract with Atlanta Dream in 2013. The 6-0 guard was acquired by Chicago in a preseason trade on May 7, 2014. She appeared in 33 of the Sky’s 34 games during the 2014 regular season. Clements was waived by Chicago prior to the 2015 season and signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Sparks. She has averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 60 career games.
Clements garnered honorable mention All-America distinction and first-team all-Mountain West accolades in her final two seasons at San Diego State University (2011-13), amassing 1,495 points in an Aztec uniform. In addition, she became the first SDSU player to capture Mountain West Player of the Year honors in 2012 after leading the league in scoring with 17.4 points per game.
Hampton, a 6-2 forward from Pennsylvania, was originally drafted by the Seattle Storm in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft. Hampton sat out the 2012 season rehabilitating an injury to her right knee and was waived by the Storm on May 19, 2013. She signed with the Connecticut Sun on April 1, 2014 and was waived prior to the regular season.
Hampton finished her collegiate career at DePaul with 1,574 points, and was averaging 16.6 points in 12 games as a senior before exploratory surgery on her right knee ended her college career. She averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 114 games with the Blue Demons.
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