Bridget Carleton of Chatham, Ontario was selected in the second round, 21st overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2019 WNBA Draft on Wednesday. A guard with Iowa State, Carleton averaged 21.7 points with the Cyclones this past season. She also averaged 8.6 rebounds and four assists.
Carleton’s best game offensively this past season came in a 76-69 loss to Texas Christian University on February 13. In 35 minutes in Fort Worth, Texas, Carleton successfully shot 13 of 23 field goals and had a season high 34 points. Carleton also reached the 30 point plateau in scoring when she had 33 points in a 82-73 win over Kansas on January 5, 31 points in a 86-81 win over Drake on December 16 and 31 points in a 69-60 loss to Missouri State on March 25.
Carleton was one of five players from outside the United States selected in the first two rounds of the 2019 WNBA Draft in New York City, New York. The others were Alanna Smith of Australia, who was selected in the first round, eighth overall, by the Sun, Ezi Magbegor of Australia, who was selected in the first round, 12th overall, by the Seattle Storm, Han Xu of China, who was selected in the second round, 14th overall, by the New York Liberty, and Maite Carzola, who was selected in the second round, 23rd overall, by the Atlanta Dream. Jackie Young was selected first overall by the Las Vegas Aces.