Caitlin Clark ‘ready’ for WNBA chapter after historic college career: ‘This is what I dreamed of’

Caitlin Clark ‘ready’ for WNBA chapter after historic college career: ‘This is what I dreamed of’.

Caitlin Clark says she's 'ready for the next chapter' after breaking scoring records, declaring for WNBA draft - Good Morning America

In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, Clark spoke about her decision to declare for the WNBA Draft next month – a decision that followed her becoming the all-time leading women’s scorer and, eventually, the NCAA Division I overall career scoring leader.

Caitlin Clark thumbs up

“I think there’s pros and cons to both sides, and that’s what made the decision so difficult. It was almost a win-win, but at the same time, a lose-lose because I was giving up something,” Clark said in the interview.

“I’m just kind of ready for the next chapter and a new challenge in my life. But I think the reason I decided to announce it when I did was just to have that closure, especially going into Senior Night.”

Closure came at the perfect time for Clark, who scored 35 points during the March 3 game against Ohio State and passed Pete Maravich as the all-time scoring leader.

The game itself broke records, attracting more than 4 million television viewers at its peak and becoming the most-watched women’s regular-season basketball game since 1999.

Caitlin Clark jubilant

“This is what I dreamed of,” Clark continued Thursday. “I dreamed of playing in front of these types of crowds in these types of environments.

During every national anthem or every pregame, I just try and take a deep breath and look around and soak in the environment because it seriously never gets old.”

Clark will still have a chance for more glory as the Hawkeyes look to redeem themselves in the NCAA tournament.

Putting that aside, Clark said she’s ready for a new chapter – one that will likely begin with her being selected No. 1 overall.

“I think it’s something I’m ready for, and that’s why I decided to make this move. But also, this is the place … I’ve known all my life, and that was the main reason of coming to the University of Iowa.

I wanted to play for my home state. I wanted to do something that really had never been done before.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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