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Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft

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Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft

Caitlin Clark Selected No. 1 Overall by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft

Caitlin Clark Selected No.

1 Overall , by Indiana Fever in 2024 WNBA Draft.

The WNBA draft took place on April 15 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The WNBA draft took place on April 15 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Clark, the record-breaking NCAA star who's amplified interest in women's basketball, is headed to play with Indiana, ESPN reports.

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Clark, the record-breaking NCAA star who's amplified interest in women's basketball, is headed to play with Indiana, ESPN reports.

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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, but more than anything, just trying to soak it in, Caitlin Clark, via statement.

The last time that the Fever won a WNBA title was in 2012, ESPN reports.

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The last time that the Fever won a WNBA title was in 2012, ESPN reports.

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But Clark is determined to help the team "get back to championship habits." .

I'm very lucky to be going there to an organization that really loves women's basketball, Caitlin Clark, via statement.

You see it today, I think they had 17,000 tickets claimed to just watch the draft.

I think that shows the excitement in Indianapolis.

It's a great basketball city, Caitlin Clark, via statement.

For myself, I can't imagine a more perfect fit, a better place for me to start my professional career, an organization that really just believes in women's basketball and wants to do everything the right way.

, Caitlin Clark, via statement.

So I couldn't be more excited to get there, Caitlin Clark, via statement.

Other top WNBA picks include Cameron Brink and Rickea Jackson, who are headed to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Other top WNBA picks include Cameron Brink and Rickea Jackson, who are headed to the Los Angeles Sparks.

And Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese, who will play with the Chicago Sky.

And Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese, who will play with the Chicago Sky


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