Aces Sign Two-Time WNBA Champion Alysha Clark
Las Vegas, NV (February 1, 2023) – Las Vegas Aces General Manager Natalie Williams announced today that the team has signed two-time WNBA champion Alysha Clark as a free agent.
“Having Alysha Clark join the Aces is like winning the lottery,” Williams said. “She’s a savvy defender and talented goalscorer at all three levels, as well as a seasoned leader who gives us great depth in guard and a small forward.”
“I’m so excited to join the Aces organization and contribute to the championship culture here,” Clark said.
“I don’t take for granted the ability to have longevity in this league, and to have the opportunity to play alongside the caliber of players on this team with such an incredible coach in Becky, it’s really special. .
“Not to mention, this decision was a bit of a loophole for me personally – I was drafted by San Antonio, and Becky was my first vet! I’m excited to get there and work on both the field and in the community.
The 5-11 Clark (35) is a two-time WNBA All-Defensive Team selection with the second-highest effective field goal percentage and eighth-highest true shooting percentage in the league. history of the WNBA. She also connected 38.4% of her three-pointers in her 10-year career.
Although she was originally selected by San Antonio in the second round (No. 17 overall) of the 2010 WNBA Draft, Clark played her first nine seasons with Seattle. She averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Storm, helping them win a pair of WNBA titles (2018, 2020). She signed as a free agent with Washington on February 1, 2021, and in 2022, she averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists for the Mystics.
The former Middle Tennessee was just as effective during the playoffs, where she posted career averages of 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and made 38.1% of her three points in seven playoffs.
Clark is a two-time winner of the league’s monthly WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm. She currently plays for Elitzur Ramla in the Israel League (11.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg) and EuroCup (18.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.3 spg).