April 11, 2013
NEW YORK - California's Layshia Clarendon is one of 12 prospects invited to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, which will be held on Monday, April 15 at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.
Rounding out the list are guards Alex Bentley (Penn State), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Kelly Faris (Connecticut), Tayler Hill (Ohio State), Lindsey Moore (Nebraska) and Sugar Rodgers (Georgetown); forwards Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Tianna Hawkins (Maryland) and Toni Young (Oklahoma State); and center Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M) and Brittany Griner (Baylor).
Clarendon led the 2012-13 Golden Bears to their first 30-win season and first NCAA Final Four berth. An AP and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention selection as well as a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American, Clarendon led California with 16.4 points per game and was a unanimous All-Pac-12 selection in addition to being named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year. 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.
The Phoenix Mercury holds the top pick in the WNBA Draft presented by State Farm for the third time in franchise history.
The 2013 WNBA Draft will make history as it will be televised on prime time television for the first time in the league's 17-year history. ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 8 p.m. ET from ESPN in Bristol, Conn. ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The telecast will also be available online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. Host Kevin Negandhi, analysts Rebecca Lobo and Carolyn Peck, along with reporters Holly Rowe and LaChina Robinson, will handle draft coverage duties throughout the night.
WNBA.com, in addition to providing comprehensive draft-day coverage, will serve as the web destination for fans who want to track top prospects throughout the Draft.