Alysha Clark has agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Aces, Howard Megdal of The Next reported on Sunday. Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports TV was the first to break news of Las Vegas’ interest in Clark.
Clark, 35, was drafted 17th overall in the 2010 draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. Clark made her debut with the Seattle Storm in 2012 after signing with them in the offseason. Clark played nine seasons for the Storm, winning championships in 2018 and 2020 while establishing herself as one of the best defenders and shooters in the league. She made the All-Defensive Team in 2019 and 2020. She also won the Community Assist Award in 2017 and 2018 for her contributions to the community.
After missing all of the 2021 season due to a Lisfranc injury suffered while playing in France, Clark played for the Washington Mystics last season. She averaged 8.0 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 4.5 rebounds per game on 46.4 percent shooting. For her career, Clark has averaged 7.0 points per game, 1.5 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game on 49.6 percent shooting.
If Clark can return to her pre-injury form, she’ll be a perfect fit off the bench on a stacked Las Vegas roster. After shooting 48.1 and 52.2 percent from three in 2019 and 2020, respectively, Clark’s three-point accuracy plummeted to 30.3 percent in 2022. Her shooting numbers may determine how the Aces will end up feeling about this deal.