G-F | 6’1, 195 lbs
2019 season: 4 games, 2.7 MPG, .8 PPG, .3 RPG, 50 FG%, 50 3P%
The Lynx signed Bridget Carleton to a seven-day contract on Aug. 22 and extended her contract to the end of the season one week later. Carleton began her WNBA career by being selected by the Connecticut Sun in the second round of the 2019 draft but was waived in early July, which allowed the Lynx to pick her up for the final month of the season.
Carleton only earned 10 total minutes of playing time for the Lynx, and we aren’t able to sufficiently evaluate her game based on our small sample size. However, we did see flashes of what Carleton could be when she did get on to the court.
Carleton is known for her shooting, and we saw glimpses of her pure, quick-release shooting form that could earn her a long-term role in the league. The forward was named the Big 12’s Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season in which she averaged 21.7 points per game on 46.8% shooting. If she continues to improve her shot, she could become a player the Lynx turn to when in need of a quick scoring run.