Caitlin Clark Chosen By Indiana Fever As Top Pick

April 16, 2024

I know the Indiana Hoosiers didn’t love me too much during my career; hopefully we can turn a lot of them into Fever fans if they’re not already.

Basketball player Caitlin Clark after being chosen by the Indiana Fever as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft on Monday evening.

Why It Matters: Clark, the all-time leading scorer of college basketball, wrapped up her college career this season. On Monday, the Indiana Fever selected her, marking the beginning of what will be her WNBA career. Referred to as “the Clark effect,” her career has already sparked increased attention to women’s basketball as she played in what are now the three most-watched games in women’s college basketball. Ahead of the Monday night’s event, Clark said, “This is a dream, this is something I wrote down on a piece of paper when I was in, like, second grade. Get a basketball scholarship. Play in the WNBA.”

Also a first? Clark wore a Prada outfit to the WNBA draft, marking the first time the luxury brand has chosen to dress a WNBA or NBA athlete for a draft.

Read More: Caitlin Clark selected by Indiana Fever with top pick in WNBA draft (The Washington Post)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas