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Embracing the Next Chapter: Caitlin Clark Shares Insight on Teammate Molly Davis’ Injury During Iowa vs. Ohio State, Despite $3.1M NIL Value

SportsEmbracing the Next Chapter: Caitlin Clark Shares Insight on Teammate Molly Davis' Injury During Iowa vs. Ohio State, Despite $3.1M NIL Value

After scoring 35 points in her final home game of the regular season, No. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes defeated No. 2 Ohio State 93-83 on Sunday. Caitlin Clark accomplished a personal record in the game when she surpassed LSU great Pete Maravich’s 3667 points to become the NCAA’s all-time scoring leader.

Despite this, Molly Davis’s right leg injury forced two Hawkeyes trainers to carry her off the floor, dampening the festive atmosphere at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Her leg was wrapped when she was eventually wheeled out of the arena. Sydney Affolter and Kylie Feuerbach took Davis’ position and helped to seal the victory.

After Davis left, the $3.1 million NIL-valued Caitlin Clark (via 247sports) later talked about moving forward.

“Yeah, I think that kind of just speaks to our culture. It’s always next man up. Obviously, it’s hard watching an injury like that … but Molly is somebody that gives so much and plays so hard, I think you kind of just want to do it for her.

“So, it almost gives you energy in a way. It doesn’t take it away, and I think they went on a little run and then we kind of gathered ourselves.

“I thought Sydney (Affolter) came in and played great, and I thought Kylie (Feuerbach) came in and played really, really well. And, you know, that’s what we’re gonna need going forward. So, I’m proud of our group.”

Caitlin Clark closes up her last season with yet another milestone

Caitlin Clark currently owns the record for Division I’s all-time scoring, men’s or women’s, after surpassing the previous record on February 15th in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball competition. Clark later discussed the record and has 3,685 career points.

“It’s really wild to think about, honestly,” Clark said. “If you would have told me that before my college career started, I would have laughed in your face and been like, ‘No, you’re unpredictable.’

“I’ve always been able to score the ball, but I don’t think people really understand how many amazing players have come before me and been able to score the ball and do it at such a high rate and do it for teams that are really, really good.”

After Iowa’s regular season is over, Caitlin Clark and company have two more events left on their schedule: March Madness and the Big Ten Tournament. The senior guard is committed to giving the Hawkeyes her all in this last stretch before getting ready to join the WNBA.

ESPN projects Clark as the number one choice and says she’ll sign with the Indiana Fever. April 15 is the date of the 2024 WNBA draft.

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