Caitlin Clark is selected No. 1 overall by the Indiana Fever in highly-anticipated WNBA Draft with 17,000 fans watching on back in Indy… as the ‘Bayou Barbie’ Angel Reese heads to Chicago at No. 7

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  • Clark will be staying in the Midwest – moving from Iowa to Indiana 
  • This week, Clark made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live 
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After very little speculation and much pomp and circumstance, the Indiana Fever have selected Caitlin Clark with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Clark, who led Iowa to consecutive national title game appearances, will stay in the Midwest and will hope to help turn around a struggling Indiana franchise that hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2016.

But now, one of the greatest to ever grace a college basketball court is off to the pro ranks where she’ll team up with last year’s No. 1 overall pick – Aliyah Boston.

Clark left Iowa owning the record for the most points ever scored by a man or a woman in college basketball history.

But she was never able to taste the success of a championship in college – falling to LSU in the 2023 title game and South Carolina in the 2024 title game.

Caitlin Clark has been selected first overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 WNBA Draft

Clark left college with the all-time NCAA points record, but lost two national title games

Clark left college with the all-time NCAA points record, but lost two national title games

Just a few days ago, Clark appeared on the NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live

Just a few days ago, Clark appeared on the NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live

Clark became the first WNBA or NBA player to wear an all-Prada ensemble at the draft

Clark became the first WNBA or NBA player to wear an all-Prada ensemble at the draft

Clark celebrated at the draft in Brooklyn and walked up to the stage where she was greeted by WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert with a hug and a Fever jersey.

She’s already being hyped up enough to warrant an appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

This evening, Clark stepped out wearing Prada from head to toe – becoming the first WNBA or NBA player to be dressed by the design house for a draft.

According to Spotrac, Clark’s rookie contract will be worth $338,056 paid out over the course of four years – with a fourth-year option. 

After Clark was taken first overall, picks two and three were Stanford’s Cameron Brink to the Los Angeles Sparks and Kamilla Cardoso of South Carolina to the Chicago Sky. Following the top three, Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson was taken fourth overall by the Sparks again and Jacy Sheldon of Ohio State was taken fifth overall by the Dallas Wings.

Angel Reese, the star from LSU known as the ‘Bayou Barbie’, was selected seventh overall and was picked by the Chicago Sky.

Picks 6-10 were as follows: Aaliyah Edwards of UConn to the Washington Mystics, Reese to the Sky, Alissa Pili of Utah to the Minnesota Lynx, Carla Leite of France to the Dallas Wings, and Leila Lacan of France to the Connecticut Sun.

Clark will take the court for her first regular season game in about a month’s time – when the Fever travel to take on the Connecticut Sun on May 14.

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