Caitlin Clark Already Showing Off Unmatched Range in First WNBA Preseason Game

It didn't take long for the former Iowa star to start splashing at the next level.
Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark laughs before the preseason game against the Dallas Wings.
Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark laughs before the preseason game against the Dallas Wings. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Caitlin Clark put all doubts about her game translating to the WNBA level to rest in the first few minutes of her preseason debut with the Indiana Fever.

Clark, the No. 1 pick by the Fever in the 2024 WNBA draft, started Friday's preseason opener against the Dallas Wings. It took Clark just 54 seconds to drill her first (unofficial) WNBA three-pointer. And in classic Clark fashion, it was from way deep—28 feet, nearly six feet beyond the WNBA three-point line and four feet past the NBA line.

Three minutes later, Clark knocked down another three-pointer—this time from 24 feet.

By the end of the first quarter, Clark had nailed a trio of three-pointers and tallied a game-high 11 points. The Fever, however, trailed Dallas 26–23 after 10 minutes of play.

After Friday's contest wraps up, Clark and the Fever will finish off the two-game preseason schedule Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Clark will make her WNBA regular-season debut May 14 against the Connecticut Sun.


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