Roster Review | Layshia Clarendon

What started as another season playing for the New York Liberty for veteran guard Layshia Clarendon, ended with them becoming a Minnesota Lynx.

On May 30th, the Lynx made the announcement that they were signing Clarendon to fill a vacant guard role on the team. It didn’t take long for many to realize that Minnesota is where 2017 All-Star was destined to be.

Clarendon played in 21 games for Minnesota this season, starting in 20 of them. They tallied an average of 25.7 minutes per game, along with 10.4 points and 5.7 assists per game.

Their best game this season came on June 25th while facing the Las Vegas Aces. Clocking 37 minutes of action, the 5-9 guard tallied a season-high 20 points, 10 of which were scored in the paint.

As strong as No. 7’s contributions were on the court, their impact off the court was just as vast.

Layshia, who is the first openly transgender and nonbinary player in the WNBA, continues to pave the way and inspire generations to come with their activism. In August 2021, Layshia was named the August WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Winner for their “continued efforts as a trailblazer and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and Black and Brown youth.”

From their performance on the court, to their pioneering off the court, Layshia Clarendon continues to inspire the WNBA and its fans and followers alike.