Bridget Carleton Signs To Play Professionally In Australia
Bridget Carleton has signed to play professionally in Australia with the WNBL’s JCU Townsville Fire.
Carleton opened camp last week with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, who drafted her 21st overall in this year’s WNBA Draft.
The Iowa State legend, who is still in the picture with the WNBA’s Sun, as the WNBL and WNBA season’s do not overlap, signed with the JCU Townsville Fire for the winter season.
The WNBA season ends no later than October, with the WNBL season beginning shortly after.
“I am so excited to begin my professional career with the JCU Townsville Fire,” said Carleton in a team news release following her signing. “I’m looking forward to competing for a championship in the WNBL and I can’t wait to get to Australia to start working with my new coaches and teammates.”
The Big 12 Player of the Year, Cheryl Miller Award winner, and All-American was one of the best players in the NCAA last season, her senior year with Iowa State.
The JCU Townsville Fire, who won WNBL championships in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2017-2018, were excited to add a talent of Carleton’s calibre.
“The addition of Carleton to our line puts us in a position to contend for the title and cements our back court as one of the best in the league,” said Fire head coach Claudia Brassard. “She’s a proven competitor both internationally and at the NCAA level. Her rise in the past 12 months has been incredible; I was told to keep an eye on her a few years ago by one of my former Canadian teammates and this proved to be a good tip.”
Carleton also represents Canada’s National Women’s team.