Caitlin Clark Gets A Big Warning About Going Pro

Caitlin Clark Gets A Big Warning About Going Pro

Caitlin Clark‘s Transition to the Pros

Caitlin Clark balled it up on a collegiate level, but can she do the same professionally? Some WNBA players don’t seem to think so.

The Collegiate Sensation

In 2024, Caitlin Clark was pretty much the main reason everyone was tuning into the NCAA women’s tournament. The University of Iowa star impressed even the biggest basketball players by making history and becoming the all-time leading scorer in the NCAA. Seeing as it was her senior year, Caitlin Clark made a huge announcement on social media: she would subsequently be entering the WNBA. She said: “While the season is far from over and we have a lot more goals to achieve, it will be my last one at Iowa. I am excited to be entering the 2024 WNBA draft.”

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Professional Doubts

It’s no secret that Caitlin Clark is projected to be the No.1 pick in the WNBA draft, but, as impressive as her career has been, some pros feel like she’s in for a rude awakening. When talking about what Caitlin Clark and other college athletes can expect when coming to the WNBA, professional WNBA player Diana Taurasi had some harsh words for Clark. “You look superhuman playing against some 18-year-olds, but you’re going to come play with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long time.”

Social Media Uproar

Taurasi’s remarks about the University of Iowa star went viral, and people quickly defended Caitlin Clark online. One user on X, formerly known as Twitter, didn’t mince words when they tweeted: “Just a couple jealous bitten legacy holders that are afraid to somehow lose meaning as they’re overshadowed by the accomplishments of Caitlin Clark.”

Backing and Criticism

Sports anchor Rob Parker also backed up Caitlin Clark after Taurasi’s comments. Speaking about Taurasi on the “Odd Couple” podcast, he said: “She shouldn’t be talking about ‘what is in store’ when this woman has just had a major impact on women’s college basketball.”

Caitlin Clark‘s Response

Despite all the criticism thrown Caitlin Clark‘s way, she remains eager about her professional career. She could actually have stayed another year to play on a collegiate field, but was ready for something more. She explained her reasoning for opting out of another year at the University of Iowa to Good Morning America. “I’m just kind of ready for the next chapter and a new challenge in my life.”

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Preparedness and Excitement

Caitlin Clark spoke to SportsCenter, almost a week before the WNBA draft, to talk about what she’s most excited about in her professional career. She said: “I think being ready to learn, I think that’s the biggest thing.” The basketball star isn’t as naive as Taurasi may think she is, Caitlin Clark knows that professional basketball will be much different than college basketball. She said: “I know there’s a new challenge in front of me. It’s a fresh chapter in life, but that’s what excites me the most. It’s obviously a lot different going into college, but I think that’s the biggest thing, just the challenge as a competitor.”

Awaiting the Debut

Anticipation is clearly building for Caitlin Clark‘s pro debut — and it seems that the world will have to wait and see to discover how her professional career plays out.

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