Apr 16, 2024 - News

1 fun thing to go: The WNBA draft

A photo of Caitlin Clark.

Indiana Fever fans filled Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis for the team's WNBA draft party last night and to celebrate the newest Hoosier. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

Caitlin Clark was selected as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever last night.

State of play: The selection is no surprise as the former Iowa guard garnered national attention for the "Caitlin Clark effect," writes Axios' Sareen Habeshian.

  • Indiana's pick has already caused an uptick in Fever interest and ticket prices, per ESPN.
  • Meanwhile, Iowa's Kate Martin was selected by the Las Vegas Aces in the second round of the draft.

💬 Our thought bubble: If this basketball thang doesn't work out, Clark could probably land a regular gig on "Saturday Night Live."

A photo of Caitlin Clark on "Saturday Night Live."
Caitlin Clark set "Weekend Update" anchor Michael Che straight about women's sports during a surprise SNL appearance last week. Photo: Will Heath/NBC via Getty Images

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