Who is Bridget Carleton? A Look at the Biography, Career and her Run with the Canadian Women’s Teams

Bridget Carleton


Bridget Carleton, a professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association, was born in Canada on May 22, 1997. Bridget Carleton has represented Canada internationally while playing collegiate basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.

Carleton was selected to the second team of All-Americans by ESPN on March 14, 2019. She finished second in the Cyclones’ career scoring records during her time as a player at Iowa State University with 2,142 points. She comes in third place for three stats: field goals (713), steals (211), and blocked shots (124).

TEAM: Minnesota Lynx


HT/WT: 6′ 1″, 180 lbs

BIRTHDATE: 5/22/1997 (24)

COLLEGE: Iowa State

STATUS: Active

EXPERIENCE: 3rd Season


Career History of Bridget Carleton

Minnesota Lynx: 2019-CURRENT (4 SEASONS)

Connecticut Sun: 2019-2019 (1 SEASON)

Canadian National Team

At the 2013 U16 FIBA Americas, Carleton made his international debut for Team Canada. She was named team captain, paced the group in playing time, and contributed to Canada’s Silver Medal victory. She also competed in the 2013 Canada Games gold-winning U17 Ontario team. Carleton was a member of the U18 FIBA Americas silver medal-winning junior team.

Carleton participated in a few exhibition games after joining the Senior National Team in 2016. She was a member of the 2017 team that won the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup competition and successfully defended their gold medal. She assisted Canada in placing seventh at the FIBA World Cup in 2018 and won silver in the FIBA AmeriCup in 2019.

Carleton was selected on June 29 to compete for Canada in the 2020 Olympics as a member of the national team. She will participate in the Olympics for the first time in her career at this time.

WNBA Career

Connecticut Sun (2019)

The Connecticut Sun selected Carleton in the second round of the 2019 WNBA Draft, 21st overall. In the end, she was added to the roster for the first game, but she was eventually cut after only four games.

Minnesota Lynx (2019-Present)

Carleton signed a deal for seven days with the Minnesota Lynx on August 22. This was followed by a contract for the rest of the 2019 campaign.

For the 2020 Lynx season, Carleton was added to the roster and quickly established herself as a significant player, filling in for the injured Sylvia Fowles. Carleton, playing for the Minnesota Lynx against the New York Liberty on August 5, 2020, became just the third WNBA player in history to open a game with at least 25 points and at least five rebounds. She had 3 assists, 7 rebounds, and 25 points. Sylvia Fowles, who was out with a calf injury, was replaced by Carleton at the start of the game.

Noah Davis
Former Collegiate Basketball Player Currently working as a sports writer sports enthusiast and Basketball lover

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