- Date of Birth
- Age 28 Years Old
- Famous Name
- Country United States US
- Birth Name Betnijah Laney
- Birth Place Clayton, Delaware
- Mother Yolanda Laney
- Net Worth $200,000
- Salary $190,000
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity African-American
- Profession Basketball Plyaer
- Currently Working For New York Liberty
- University attended Rutgers University
- Religion Christian
Betnijah Laney is a well-known American professional basketball player. She has played in the Women's National Basketball Association for the New York Liberty. Laney players as a Shooting Guard/Small Forward for her team. In 2020, Betnijah was part of the WNBA All-Defensive First Team and named the WNBA Most Improved Player.
Betnijah was born on October 29, 1993, in Clayton, Delaware. She is among the two children born to Yolanda Laney and her former husband. In her early days, her mother played basketball at was an All-America guard at Cheney State, leading the Wolves to a pair of Final Fours, including a national championship appearance in 1982. Laney has a brother named Shakaris. She graduated from Smyrna High School and enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Betnijah stands six feet and weighs 75 kg.
Betnijah Laney's Career At WNBA
Betnijah started playing basketball from a very early age. As a senior, She averaged 23.7 points, ten rebounds, 4.4 steals, 4.3 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game and was named in McDonald's All-American. Laney completed her High School career playing 129 games with 107 starts and averaged 10.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
As a freshman year, Laney played in thirty-two games. She finished her freshman year, averaging 6 points per game. Betnijah made it to the Big East All-Freshman Team. In the sophomore year, Laney played in thirty games and spent an average of thirty-one minutes on the court. She finished the season averaging 9.7 points per game.
As a junior, Laney played in thirty-five games and finished the season with 11.8 points per game. She was named into the Second-team All-ACC. Many expected her to list her name for the 2014 WNBA draft but instead returned for her senior year. Betnijah improved her stats, played in thirty-two games, and finished her senior year, averaging 15.8 points per game. She was named into the First-team All-Big Ten. After graduating, Betnijah listed her name for the 2015 WNBA draft.
Chicago Sky drafter her with the 17th overall pick in the draft. Laney averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 33 games in her rookie season. She moved to the Perth Lynx for the 2016 season but returned to the Skys at the end of the season. Laney was ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing her left anterior cruciate ligament. Betnijah returned to training in 2018 with the Connecticut Sun. After spending time with other franchises, Laney signed with New York Liberty for the 2021 WNBA season.
Relationship Status: Unknown
Laney is an active social media user. She keeps sharing her events in her timeline but has not shared a word about her relationship status in public. As per sources, In 2015, Betnijah came to know about the WNBA draft while she was having dinner with her boyfriend. Since then, there is not a single word reported about her relationship status. It remains a mystery until Laney shares about her boyfriend.
Know About Betnijah Laney's Salary, Net Worth, and Earnings
Betnijah has an estimated net worth of more than $200,000. She has accumulated most of her net worth through her successful career as a basketball player. Laney has an annual salary of $190,000 through her deal with the New York Liberty. She is the highest-paid player for the franchise in the upcoming year.
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