Caitlin Clark Reacts To Team USA Snub: 'They Woke A Monster'

Photo: Instagram/Caitlin Clark

Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark was left off Team USA's women's basketball roster for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, fueling her motivation to excel.

Fever head coach Christie Sides shared Clark's reaction on Sunday, quoting her as saying, "Hey coach, they woke a monster."

Clark proved her point with an outstanding performance on Friday night, scoring 30 points in 39 minutes against the Washington Mystics. She tied the rookie record with seven 3-pointers, leading her team to an 85-83 victory.

Photo: Instagram/Caitlin Clark

Clark, who averages 16.8 points per game, leads all WNBA rookies in scoring. Despite her efforts, the Fever are struggling with a 3-9 record and have yet to win back-to-back games this season.

When asked about the snub, Clark expressed support for her peers on Team USA, stating, "I'm excited for the girls that are on the team. It's the most competitive team in the world, and I knew it could've gone either way. I'm going to be rooting them on to win gold." She added that the exclusion serves as additional motivation for her.

With the WNBA taking a three-week break for the Olympics, Clark looks forward to some rest and an opportunity to improve her game as the Fever aim to finish the season strong.

Clark’s impressive stats through 12 games include 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. She leads all rookies in points and assists, ranking 13th in the WNBA for scoring, although she tops the league with 5.6 turnovers per game.

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Source: USA Today 


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