Caitlin Clark WNBA Draft: Know Which Team Can Select NCAA Record Holder, Her Salary As Rookie, And More

Caitlin Clark is set to become the first pick in the WNBA Draft 2024. Let's find out about her salary and which team is the firm favorite to pick the NCAA superstar.

Updated on Apr 11, 2024  |  09:31 AM IST |  83.2K
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The WNBA draft is around the corner, and the excitement is building up. One of the biggest reasons for the anticipation among the fans is Caitlin Clark. The phenomenal talent is set to be picked in this draft, and fans are eager to know where the college superstar will end up and how much she will earn.

Clark is expected to carry her college form to the WNBA. The Iowa Star is the record holder for most points in the NCAA for both men and women. Throughout her college career, she displayed incredible court vision and scoring prowess.

Clark is predicted by many to be the first pick in the upcoming draft because of her unmatched abilities and stellar record. She was the key factor behind Iowa’s run to the NCAA Finals, where they lost. If not for Clark, they wouldn't have made it that far in the competition.

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Will Indiana Fever make Caitlin Clark their first overall pick?

The Indiana Fever are expected to make the best use of their first overall pick in the draft by picking Caitlin Clark. The franchise’s performance on the court has been abysmal for years and they are hoping that they can change it by bringing in Clark.

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In the last five seasons, the Fever have a record of 43 wins and 121 losses in the league. Clark has the skill and potential to improve the Fever's play and push them into the playoffs, which would be a huge step forward for a team that hasn't made it to the postseason in seven years.

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Caitlin Clark’s salary as a rookie

Clark's rookie contract will pay her a base salary of $76,535 for her first season in the league as the anticipated first-overall pick. Her earning potential, though, is far higher than her WNBA salary.

Clark has already proven to be a marketable figure, landing lucrative name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals and partnering with well-known companies like Gatorade, Nike, and State Farm. Her earnings have increased to over $3 million this season alone thanks to these endorsements, demonstrating the enormous value she adds both on and off the court.

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