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Betnijah Laney

"Naj"

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The Basics

Position: Forward/Guard

Current Team: New York Liberty | #44

Draft: 2015 | Rutgers | 2nd round (17th overall)

Key Accolades: Most Improved Player (2020), All-Defensive Team (2020)

The Down Low

Betnijah Laney had an absolute breakthrough season in 2020. After being cut right before the season by the Indiana Fever, she was picked up by the Atlanta Dream. Previously, Laney had been known for her defense, but apparently no coach had ever bothered to ask her to play offense. In this podcast interview, she described how Dream head coach Nicki Collen let her loose on the offensive end. And boy did it pay off — just look at her improvement on almost every single level in 2020:

Laney's 2020 season even inspires her own teammates — let her inspire you, too, on Cameo.

Know Your Meme: The Tale of Two Beyoncés

I love a WNBA friendship, and I am pretty obsessed with Naj & Courtney Williams and their ongoing dispute over who is the Beyoncé and who is the Kelly:

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