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Caitlin Clark, other college standouts have been prepping for WNBA draft and now are just hours away

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April 15, 2024
DOUG FEINBERG - AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others have been prepping for Monday night’s WNBA draft and now they are just hours away from the next chapter of their basketball careers.

Not only are there several impact players in this year’s draft class, but they bring with them a following that has increased the popularity of the women’s basketball. There is interest in which team will draft them when it begins at 7:30 EST and what will they be wearing when they grace the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in front of 1,000 fans.

The Indiana Fever have the first pick and are expected to select Clark

She is a household name among basketball fans in general. Clark has helped bring millions of new fans to the game with her signature logo shots and passing ability. The Iowa star was a big reason why a record 18.9 million viewers tuned in to the NCAA championship game.

The draft intrigue really begins with the second selection, which will go to Los Angeles Sparks along with the No. 4 pick.

Brink, Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson and South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso have all been in the discussion to be the second player off the board. by Los Angeles. Chicago has the third pick before the Sparks will be back on the clock.

Sparks general manager Raegan Pebley said the organization knows this is a big opportunity.

“We definitely want to see two players that not only have the skill set to make an impact early," Pebley said, "but also a long runway ahead of them, opportunities to develop, opportunities to, not only be excellent in what they do, but how they impact the other pieces around them as we continue to build this team.”

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