Caitlin Clark Taken No. 1 In WNBA Draft/Kate Martin To Vegas

As expected former Iowa star Caitlin Clark was the first pick in the WNBA Draft.

The announcement on ESPN’s coverage of the draft. Clark is a two-time national player of the year and is college basketball’s all-time leading scorer and third all-time in assists.

Clark feels her passing will be her biggest strength in the WNBA.

Clark led the Hawkeyes to back-to-back appearances in the national title game and shared a moment with Hawkeye coach Lisa Bluder after being selected by the Fever.

Clark joins a young but talented Fever team that is anxious to regain its winning ways. Indiana has not made the WNBA playoffs since 2016.

Clark has spent the past year balancing endorsement opportunities, school and basketball and feels that has prepared her for the next level.

 University of Iowa graduate student Kate Martin was selected by the Las Vegas Aces with 18th overall pick in the 2nd round of the WNBA Draft. Martin joins teammate Caitlin Clark in the 2024 draft class as the fifth Hawkeye to be drafted into the WNBA since 2019, following Kathleen Doyle, Megan Gustafson, Monika Czinano, and Clark.

Nineteen Hawkeyes have been drafted or signed in the WNBA since the league originated in 1997. This marks the first time since 1998 that two Hawkeyes have been drafted in the same year.

The Edwardsville, Illinois, native stands as the first Iowa women’s basketball player to have amassed 900+ points, 500+ rebounds, 400+ assists, 120+ steals, and 60+ blocks in a career and is the third player in school history behind Clark and Sam Logic to net 1,200+ points, 700+ rebounds, and 450+ assists. Martin scored 10+ points in 30 games this season, 15+ points in 17 games, while averaging 13.1 points per game in her senior campaign.

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