Indiana Fever picks Caitlin Clark as No.1 for WNBA draft

Caitlin Clark has been drafted into the WNBA and is the first overall pick by the Indiana Fever.

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Caitlin Clark has been drafted into the WNBA and is the first overall pick by the Indiana Fever. Earlier she stated that, "I can't wait," said Clark, 22, who was projected to be the first pick in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) selection. During her college time, she was considered as one of the best collegiate players of all time. During for yearly WNBA draft basketball players from around college across the US were looking to get into the draft.

Caitlin Clark is the all-time leading scorer across both women’s and men’s college basketball. She scored the most three-point shots ever in a single season as she broke record of Stephen Curry. After Monday’s announcement, she stated in a news conference that, “I’m excited. According to BBC, she added that, "This is the most competitive league in the entire world, less than 144 spots. So you better bring it every single night."

Caitlin Clark contribution towards women’s basketball is remarkable

Clark said in an interview with ESPN: "I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it's taken a lot of hard work, a lot of ups and downs."

After ending the final season in Lowa Hawkeyes she put her name into WNBA for the next season. In the final game of the NCAA, the Lowa Hawkeyes were facing the South Carolina Gamecocks. For Caitlin Clark and Lowa Hawkeyes, it was their second final appearance.  However, South Carolina overcame the Lowa Hawkeyes 87-75. This game was the most viewed ever in college basketball as over 24 million people were watching it and tickets were getting sold at high prices. 

South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso was also under watch by WNBA draft watchers as she was drafted third by Chicago Sky and Angele Reese winner of last year's NCAA was the seventh pick of Chicago Bulls. However, Caitlin Clark's contribution towards women’s basketball is remarkable because of her women’s basketball is watched nowadays.

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