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Caitlin Clark is No. 1 decide in WNBA draft, going to the Indiana Fever, as anticipated

Caitlin Clark is No. 1 decide in WNBA draft, going to the Indiana Fever, as anticipated


Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous earlier than being chosen with the No. 1 decide within the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, regardless that it was no shock.

“I dreamed of this second since I used to be in second grade, and it is taken quite a lot of arduous work, quite a lot of ups and downs, however greater than something, simply making an attempt to soak it in,” Clark mentioned.

The previous Iowa star turned a family title amongst basketball followers throughout her record-breaking faculty profession, and she is going to now try to assist revive the Indiana franchise together with final season’s No. 1 decide, Aliyah Boston.

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Caitlin Clark poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being chosen first general decide by the Indiana Fever throughout the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 15, 2024 in New York Metropolis.

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“The group has among the finest put up gamers in your complete world. My level guard eyes gentle up with that,” she mentioned.

The Fever taking Clark had been a foregone conclusion since she introduced on Feb. 29 she would flip professional. Practically 17,000 tickets have been claimed to look at the draft at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, house to the Fever and the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.

Clark has helped convey tens of millions of followers to the ladies’s recreation along with her signature photographs from the midcourt brand and passing potential. The NCAA’s all-time scoring chief was a giant cause why a report 18.9 million viewers tuned in to the nationwide championship recreation, which Iowa misplaced to unbeaten South Carolina. The Hawkeyes have been additionally the nationwide runners-up to LSU a 12 months earlier.

Clark, who wore a white Prada jacket and skirt, hugged her dad and mom and brothers and Iowa coach Lisa Bluder after she was drafted.

The draft was held on the Brooklyn Academy of Music in entrance of 1,000 followers, who purchased all of the tickets inside quarter-hour of them occurring sale a couple of months in the past.

Los Angeles selected Stanford’s Cameron Brink at No. 2. She’ll get to remain in California and can give the Sparks a two-way participant. The prolific scorer was additionally the Naismith Defensive Participant of the 12 months. The Sparks wanted to exchange franchise participant Nneka Ogwumike, who left for Seattle in free company.

Chicago had the third decide and selected South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso earlier than the Sparks have been on the clock once more and chosen Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson.

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Kamilla Cardoso poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being chosen third general decide by the Chicago Sky throughout the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York Metropolis.

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Dallas took Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon with the fifth decide.

The WNBA invited 15 gamers to the draft, together with Clark, Brink, Jackson and Cardoso. The others have been Angel Reese of LSU; Elizabeth Kitley of Virginia Tech; Aaliyah Edwards and Nika Muhl of UConn; Charisma Osborne of UCLA; Celeste Taylor and Sheldon of Ohio State; Alissa Pili of Utah; Marquesha Davis of Mississippi; Dyaisha Truthful of Syracuse; and Nyadiew Puoch, an Australian who didn’t play faculty basketball within the U.S.

Full protection of the WNBA draft on CBSSports.com.

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