“I have the fortune to work the WNBA Draft, and usually when you’re going into a draft you’re looking at comps for a player. In a couple years when Caitlin comes out, I don’t know that there will be a comp just because we haven’t seen someone do what she’s doing. We’ve never had a women’s player lead the nation in scoring and assists, so she’s clearly doing something that has never been done.”-Rebecca Lobo, Hawk Off the Press Podcast, 2/16/22
#1 - NCAA
#1 - NCAA
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“Iowa’s Caitlin Clark is the most exciting player to watch in college hoops, male or female. She is a straight up baller!”-Jay Bilas, 2/7/22
#1 - NCAA
30 pt games - NCAA Leader
B1G Player of the Week Honors
“When Caitlin’s light shines, it shines on all of us, even if we have a supporting role. Even if we’re holding the camera. it’s shining on everybody. That’s good for our program. That’s good for the university. It’s certainly good for all of us involved.”-Lisa Bluder, 1/27/22
Caitlin Clark was a bucket in Iowa’s win last night 👏 @CaitlinClark22
🪣 32 Pts
🪣 8 Reb
🪣 6 Ast
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 10, 2022
Caitlin Clark kept up her strong play Wednesday, totaling 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists en route to a 88-78 win over Minnesota.
It was Clark’s 10th career game with at least 30 points, 5 rebounds, & 5 assists, the most in Division I over the last 20 seasons. pic.twitter.com/zvxTrsKyRL
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 10, 2022
“It looks like everybody on that court is way slower than her. … They’re showing some stuff out there from a skills standpoint, and a creativity standpoint, you can’t [ignore].”
— Boardroom (@boardroom) February 9, 2022
.@CaitlinClark22 with her 20th career 30-point game❗
— espnW (@espnW) February 10, 2022
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) February 9, 2022
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 10, 2022
Can’t say nothin when it goes in..💯
She’s tough🔥🔥 https://t.co/DgDpojTvMN
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) February 7, 2022
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark is the most exciting player to watch in college hoop, male or female. She is a straight up baller! https://t.co/iQLAAFlk7U
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) February 7, 2022
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2022
— Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) February 7, 2022
Today Caitlin Clark of @IowaWBB had 46 points and 10 assists while playing all 40 minutes.
In the last 15 years, the only other NBA, WNBA or Division I men’s or women’s player to have 45+ points and 10+ assists while playing the entire game was Kevin Durant in the 2021 playoffs.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) February 7, 2022
“People are taking notice… she’s becoming, if she isn’t already, a household name for women’s basketball fans in this country.”-Rebecca Lobo, Hawk Off the Press Podcast, 2/16/22
THE CASE FOR CLARK…
- Averaged 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in January, playing 40-minute games. No NBA player (playing 48-minute games) has matched or exceeded all of those averages in the month of January since Michael Jordan in 1989 (33.7/8.4/9.1).
- Joined the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Hardin, Luka Dončić and Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only NBA, WNBA, Division I men’s and women’s basketball players to record back-to-back 30-point triple doubles since 2000.
- Has six career triple-doubles, tying former Hawkeye Sam Logic’s Big Ten record (2011-15) for most in their career and ties fifth most single season (5) and career (6) triple-doubles in NCAA Division I history.
- One-of-10 women’s basketball players (15 times) to register back-to-back triple doubles in their careers — the only to do so with 30-plus points in the pair after registering 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Nebraska (Jan. 16) and 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists at Minnesota (Jan. 20).
- Broke Iowa’s single-game assist record (18) against Penn State (Jan. 25) and tied the Big Ten Record for most assists against a Big Ten opponent (regular or postseason).
- Became the fastest Big Ten women’s basketball athlete and the eighth fastest NCAA athlete to the 1,000-point mile marker (40 games becoming the second NCAA athlete in the last 25 years to tally 1,000 games in 40 games or less.
- Holds three women’s basketball arena records — Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena (44), Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena (39) and Michigan’s Crisler Center (46).
- Leads the country in total assists (185), total points (626), assists per game (8.0), points per game (27.2) and triple doubles (5), while ranking second in free throws made (145), fourth in field goals made (210), 20th in double doubles (20), 21st in defensive rebounds per game (7.6), 22nd in free-throw percentage (.879) and 25th in 3-pointers per game (2.65).
- Has tallied eight 30-plus point games this season, tying with Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee and Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist to lead the country.