had one thing of a social media gaffe when she congratulated Caitlin Clark for breaking her collegiate scoring report earlier than Clark had truly set the report. “@CaitlinClark22 Congratulations on the report, and actually your whole season! I recognize what you do for the sport, a lot respect and love! See you on the subsequent degree, hopefully prior to later 😜🤞🏼,” Plum wrote on social media. Clark fell eight factors in need of the report regardless of opening Iowa’s recreation in opposition to Nebraska with 31 factors via three quarters. Nevertheless, Clark scored no factors within the fourth as Iowa fell aside and allowed Nebraska to steal a shock victory in opposition to the Large Ten frontrunners. Plum later acknowledged her mistake, tweeting out “My dangerous, subsequent recreation”.
Nevertheless, which means Clark will now possible set the report in entrance of a house crowd in opposition to Michigan on Thursday. Moreover, Clark is now simply 148 factors shy of breaking the all-time NCAA report set by Pete Maravich at LSU within the late Nineteen Sixties. With 5 video games left within the Large Ten common season, Clark’s 32.1 factors a recreation may imply she breaks Maravich’s report within the season finale in opposition to Ohio State.
Caitlin Clark Nonetheless Coy About Draft Declaration
Nevertheless, regardless of her, nobody is kind of certain if Clark can be headed to the this yr. Clark is the presumptive No. 1 decide within the draft and would be a part of former South Carolina standout Aliyah Boston in Indiana if chosen. Nevertheless, earlier than the season, Clark revealed that her thoughts wasn’t absolutely made up but. “I will know after I must know. I feel it is similar to my faculty choice. It is like I am within the recruiting course of once more. It is actually not one thing I take into consideration every single day or let weigh on me. I am centered on serving to this workforce be the very best they are often. The largest factor is I am simply going to belief my intestine. I am not going to do loads of analysis on what’s higher. I will belief my intestine and go along with that,” Clark mentioned.
Clark, who turns 22 in February 2024, is a part of the ultimate class of gamers who can declare for a fifth yr of eligibility as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. She has been top-of-the-line, if not the very best, gamers in ladies’s faculty basketball throughout her time at Iowa. She gained Nationwide Participant of the Yr final yr and was second in scoring common in addition to first in assists and made threes. Gamers have till 48 hours after their remaining recreation of the season to declare for the draft.