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Layshia Clarendon of California Selected by Indiana Fever

April 15, 2013 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Indiana Fever

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Fever has selected California guard Layshia Clarendon with the ninth pick of the 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm. An honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press and WBCA, Clarendon led the Golden Bears with 16.4 points per game while helping Cal to its first NCAA Final Four appearance where it lost to Louisville in the national semifinals.

A native of San Bernardino, Calif., the 5-9 Clarendon was a first team All-Pac-12 selection and the league's scholar-athlete of the year while leading Cal to a 32-4 record.

She was finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy and a first team Senior CLASS Award All-American while pacing the Golden Bears to their first 30-win season. She became just the fourth Golden Bear to hit the 1,600-point mark in a career and finished her four seasons in Berkeley with 1,820 points.

For continued Fever draft coverage, visit FeverBasketball.com.

A WNBA playoff participant in eight straight seasons and nine times since 2002, the Indiana Fever became the champion of women's professional basketball after defeating the Minnesota Lynx for the 2012 WNBA Championship. The Fever is the only team in WNBA history to record seven 20-win seasons during an 8-year span, a current streak that dates to 2005. During that time, the Fever has reached at least the Eastern Conference Finals five times while appearing in the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2012. Indiana hosts its 2013 home opener on Friday, May 31 (7:00 p.m.) against the Atlanta Dream. For 2013 season ticket information, visit FeverBasketball.com or call (317) 917-2528.

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