"If you want to watch the best shooter in college basketball, men or women, it's Caitlin... There's nobody like her."Dan Patrick on 'The Dan Patrick Show' (2/3/2023)
Most in B1G History (M or W)
Streak of scoring in double figures - NCAA #1
Of Iowa's offensive output: points & assists
THE CASE FOR CLARK…
- 2023 Big Ten Player of the Year by the coaches and media.
- Caitlin Clark is the only player in the nation this season with more than 900 points, 230 rebounds, 280 assists, and 45 steals.
- Only player in Big Ten Conference history to be top-10 in all-time assists and scoring.
- Only player in men’s or women’s college basketball to record 25 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds in a game over the last 20 seasons. And she’s done it twice.
- Tied Elena Delle Donne for the fastest NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to score 2,000 career points in her 75th career game.
- Was the first player to ever record a triple-double in a Big Ten Tournament Championship.
- The first Iowa men’s or women’s basketball player to eclipse more than 2,000 points, 550 assists, 520 rebounds, 110 steals, and 40 blocks in a career.
- Joins the likes of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic to record 100+ points, 50+ assists, and 25+ rebounds over a 4-game span in the NBA, WNBA, or NCAA D1 MBB/WBB in the last 15 years.
- She has registered +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists in 17 games this year and 39 times in her career which is the most in NCAA women’s basketball history.
- Ranks in the Top 10 nationally in 12 categories: triple doubles, assists per game, FTAs, FTM, points, PPG, 3-point attempts, assists, FGAs, 3-pointers per game, FGs, and 3-pointers made.
- Named ESPN’s Midseason National Player of the Year.
- Has netted a 3-point basket in 53 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 96 career games.
- Holds four women’s basketball arena records — Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena (44), Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena (39), Michigan’s Crisler Center (46), and Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum (18 FTs attempted).
“Caitlin Clark, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like that before. She is unbelievable, I thought our kids did a pretty good job and that’s what’s scary because she still had 45. If I’m being honest, the game plan was to try to limit Clark and Czinano. I could sit here and say we we’re going to let Clark get hers tonight but that wasn’t the case, we tried to guard her. She’s really turned into an all-around player and she’ll lead the world in assists too. She can score from anywhere, and I mean anywhere. I don’t know how you stop her. I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen anything like it."Wes Moore - NC State head coach (12/1/2022)
Speaking of Triple-Doubles…
- Clark added to her Big Ten Conference record with her 10th career triple-double, second-most in NCAA history, in the Hawkeyes’ B1G Tournament Championship game. (March 5, 2023)
- Joins Marquette men’s basketball All-American Dwyane Wade as the only NCAA Division I players since 1999-2000 with a triple-double against an AP top-2 opponent (Wade did it vs. No. 1 Kentucky in the 2003 NCAA Tournament), finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 15 assists, the latter total tying for the third-most assists ever in a conference game.
- Of Clark’s ten career triple-doubles, five have featured 25-point outings, the most in NCAA Division I history.
- Ten career triple-doubles passed former Hawkeye Sam Logic’s Big Ten record (2011-15) for most in their career, and ties fifth most single season a year ago (5).
- One of ten 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. Clark registered 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists at Minnesota (Jan. 20, 2022) and 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Nebraska (Jan. 16, 2022).
“It’s been amazing how much she is growing this game. … She’s the face of women’s basketball across the United States.”Lisa Bluder, P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach at the Big Ten Championship post-game press conference (3/5/2023)
Presenting The Athletic’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Year…
“Her prolific scoring, her worth to the Hawkeyes and her improvement were deciding factors that led to Clark as our winner.”@iowawbb | @CaitlinClark22 pic.twitter.com/nnjGbTen9F
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 10, 2023
Cheers to Caitlin Clark who joins @De11eDonne as the fastest players to score 2,000 points in the fewest D1 women’s or men’s basketball games. https://t.co/p3WP927F4g
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 22, 2022
CAITLIN CLARK DOES IT ALL 😤
She scored or assisted on 68 of Iowa’s points in the Big Ten Championship 🤩 pic.twitter.com/LRC8kzeLHI
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 6, 2023
Caitlin Clark becomes the only WBB or MBB D-I player since 2009-10 to have 30+ points, 17+ assists & 10+ rebounds in the same game. 🤩#B1GStats x #B1GWBBT pic.twitter.com/vvesafhzYZ
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 6, 2023
E L I T E 👏
Caitlin Clark joined Dwyane Wade as the only players in Division I history with a triple-double vs. an AP Top-2 opponent since 1999-2000. pic.twitter.com/2eDdO4mFz6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2023
After 30-point, 5-rebound, 8-assist day, Clark now has topped 700-points, 200-rebounds, 200-assists threshold for 2nd season in a row. The only other D-I WBB player to do that in last 20 years is @sabrina_i20 with Oregon in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. …
— M.A. Voepel (@MAVoepel) February 18, 2023
"Clark -- and at this point it really isn't close. But to steal a phrase from my world of Bracketology, Clark has the superior overall body of work (over Boston). Clark's worst game against a ranked opponent this season is a 19-point, eight-rebound, eight-assist performance against Iowa State in early December…Clark has yet to have an off night or a bad game. As outstanding as she was a year ago, her consistency this season has elevated her game to new heights."Charlie Creme - ESPN.com (2/15/2023)
2022-23 B1G Player of the Year
5x 2022-23 B1G Player of the Week
17x B1G Player of the Week (Career)
“Caitlin Clark’s consistency and ability to attract attention from defenders from the center court line to the basket separates her from her peers as one of the best players in the nation. Having had the chance to watch her from afar throughout her career, I am impressed with the attention she receives from defenders all over the court and how she is able to handle the pressure. She gets it done on the court despite attracting double teams and triple teams on a regular basis. The attention that opponents must place on her is a nightmare for scouting. She can do so many things on the court and has done it against elite opponents.”Rick Insell, Head Coach – Middle Tennessee, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
Caitlin Clark vs ranked opponents:
31.7 PTS | 7.1 REB | 7.7 AST | 48% FG
– 25 PTS vs #3 UConn
– 45 PTS vs #12 NC State
– 19 PTS vs #10 Iowa State
– 28 PTS vs #14 Michigan
– 28 PTS vs #2 Ohio State
– 42 PTS vs #8 Maryland
– 35 PTS vs #2 Indiana #NCAAW | @IowaWBB pic.twitter.com/AvMOxIcsSE
— Women’s Hoopz (@WBBWorldWide) February 17, 2023
Caitlin Clark and those transition 3s …from the freakin logo. EVERY TIME. GETS ME EVERY TIME 🔥🔥🔥 #shootersshoot
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) January 24, 2023
The longest range shooters in women’s college hoops: pic.twitter.com/b5x7zc4FVV
— Synergy Basketball (@SynergySST) January 24, 2023
“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, (2/16/2022)
To paraphrase Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Caitlin Clark can dish it and swish it.
Clark has posted at least 20 points and 10 assists in each of her last three games, tied for the longest streak in women’s D-I since 1999-2000. The No. 10 Hawkeyes meet No. 2 Ohio State tonight on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/otPnW9TQQ6
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 23, 2023
Elite company 😤 pic.twitter.com/n0kuam0eop
— espnW (@espnW) January 24, 2023
Congrats young🐐 @CaitlinClark22 https://t.co/bEmU5W7F53
— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) December 22, 2022