By now, nearly everyone knows about Caitlin Clark and her once-in-a-lifetime talents.
She's accomplished almost everything an individual can with women's college basketball. After Iowa's national championship appearance, Clark was named the AP and Naismith Player of the Year and won the Wooden Award.
This year, against Iowa State, she scored her 3,000th career point, becoming the first Division I basketball player (men's or women's) with 3,000 points, 750 assists and 750 rebounds.
Clark is ready for the pros and will make an impact the moment she's drafted. But there's still a question of just when she will enter the WNBA draft.
Here's everything you need to know about Clark's upcoming basketball plans.
Clark is in her senior season of college basketball, but she doesn't have to be done yet. Clark has one more year of eligibility left due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will she take it? She doesn't even know yet.
"I'm going to know when I need to know," Clark said. "I think it's very similar to my college decision. It's like I'm in the recruiting process again."
Iowa was on the verge of a national championship last season, beating defending champion South Carolina in the semifinals before falling to LSU in the title game. While it was a season that grew the game and Clark's name, it still wasn't a championship.
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While a national title is the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes' goal, there's more for Clark to accomplish. She's on track to break the all-time career scoring record of 3,527 points set by Kelsey Plum.
Clark is projected to be the No. 1 pick, whether it's for the 2024 or 2025 WNBA draft. She'll have 48 hours after Iowa's final game this season to decide if she wants to declare or stay for her fifth year.
"It's really not something I think about every day or let weigh on me. I'm focused on helping this team be the best they can be," Clark said. The biggest thing is I'm just going to trust my gut. I'm not going to do a lot of research on what's better. I'm going to trust my gut and go with that."2023-12-10T10:06:31Z dg43tfdfdgfd