June 1, 2023 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Bridget Carleton on Canada Basketball, Minnesota Lynx, WNBA expansion

Howard and Bridget Carleton talk about her career evolution in Minnesota and more

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. Bridget Carleton of the Minnesota Lynx and Canada Basketball joined host Howard Megdal to talk about her different roles like three-point gunner for Avenida, to Canadian basketball ambassador and glue player for the Minnesota Lynx.

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They started by discussing the WNBA’s first Canadian game, which took place right before the regular season began.

“It was incredible,” Carleton said. “I mean, the arena selling out in 15 minutes. Luckily all my family and friends got tickets in time. But yeah, I think it just speaks to the excitement around basketball in Canada and specifically the Toronto area. That area has been growing basketball fans for a long time obviously credit to the raptors and their success and you know winning a championship a few years ago. But there’s like a culture around basketball in Toronto right now that a lot of people are wanting to be a part of and that was evident at the game the web a game in Toronto and it was a lot a lot of fun to be a part of.”

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So what does she think about Toronto as a potential WNBA expansion market? They addressed that too.

“Toronto would be an amazing market,” Carleton said. “The interest is there, the fans are there, the investment is there, obviously, you know, there are certain steps that need to be taken to get to that point. But I think people worry about, you know, traveling, obviously, it’s going to another country. But I think that game was kind of a trial run. And it was a pretty smooth process.”

The two also covered many more topics in this wide-ranging interview. Watch on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

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