Caitlin Clark’s second-grade dreams are finally coming true

Caitlin Clark is set to enter the WNBA draft, marking the start of her highly anticipated pro basketball journey. This Monday, she is expected to become the first overall pick and is almost certain to be chosen by the Indiana Fever who hold the first pick. Unbeknownst to many, Caitlin Clark’s dedication to the sport stemmed from an early age, back in second grade, when she wrote a message to herself drafting her future goals.

Come Monday, Clark’s second-standard dreams which she had scribbled on paper are set to come true. In fact, Clark’s mother Anne Nizzi Clark cherishes the paper where Clark wrote her goals.

“It’s really special to look back at that sheet and see how many goals I’ve achieved,” Clark shared with AP on Sunday.

“If you had told me we’d be playing in front of 24 million viewers on national TV, I’d have thought that was crazy. I still can’t believe it,” Clark remarked. “It’s something we should all take pride in the legacy of those who paved the way for us to reach this moment.”

While the former Iowa superstar is set to start her professional career, Clark did not have the best finish and had to close her iconic collegiate career with a loss in the final game of the NCAA season.

Caitlin Clark’s Iowa falls to South Carolina in last Championship game

Caitlin Clark’s hopes for the perfect finish to her outstanding college basketball journey fell short on Sunday when South Carolina dominated Iowa 87-75 for the US collegiate championship. In her last collegiate game before transitioning to the WNBA, Clark showcased her talent with 30 points, eight rebounds, and five assists at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse but it wasn’t enough to sail her team to victory.

Clark set the tone early on as Iowa took a 10-point lead, highlighted by her signature three-point shot that put them ahead 18-7. Her contributions continued with crucial free throws, extending Iowa’s lead to 20-9. Despite their initial struggle, South Carolina returned and took control with Te-Hina Paopao’s three-pointer, giving them a 47-46 edge.

Caitlin Clark loses the last match over S. Carolina to win the US college crown
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A miscue by Clark led to a steal by Raven Johnson, resulting in an uncontested layup and a 49-46 halftime lead for South Carolina. At last, the match ended up crowning South Carolina as the NCAA women’s Champions.

While it wasn’t the ideal ending to her college career, Caitlin Clark is now shifting her focus to starting her journey in the WNBA on a high note. All attention will be on the Iowa superstar come Monday.

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