Record-Breaking Caitlin Clark Makes WNBA History with 7-Three Pointers in Rookie Game

Indianapolis, Indiana – Rookie guard Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever made a remarkable statement in the WNBA on Friday night. Clark tied the rookie record for most 3-pointers made in a game, sinking seven shots from beyond the arc while scoring a game-high 30 points in the Fever’s 85-83 victory over the Washington Mystics.

Clark’s impressive performance included shooting 7-of-13 from 3-point range and adding 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals to her stat line. Despite committing 8 turnovers, she showcased her shooting prowess and all-around impact on the court.

Reflecting on her achievement, Clark expressed satisfaction in shooting well throughout the game. She attributed her success to her teammates’ screens and noted the confidence that comes with seeing shots fall through the hoop.

By tying Crystal Robinson’s rookie record of seven 3-pointers, Clark demonstrated her shooting range and ability to make deep shots consistently. Her average shot distance against the Mystics was 24 feet, the longest of any player this season, with 11 of her 3-pointers coming from beyond 25 feet.

In addition to her scoring prowess, Clark became the fastest WNBA player to reach 200 points and 75 assists, accomplishing this milestone in just 12 games. Her impact on the Fever’s offense has been significant, leading or sharing the lead in assists in every game this season.

The Mystics, who lost to the Fever, showcased rookie talent as well with the addition of Angel Reese. Playing back-to-back games in front of large crowds, the Mystics’ decision to move the games to a larger venue highlighted the growing excitement around women’s basketball and the draw of promising young players like Clark and Reese.

After a demanding stretch of games to start the season, the Fever emphasized the importance of rest in regaining their energy and bouncing back from losses. Clark acknowledged the challenges of the WNBA’s pace and physicality but remained determined to grow and improve in her professional career, recognizing the league’s high level of competition.

As the WNBA continues to showcase the talents of young stars like Caitlin Clark, the league’s popularity and impact on women’s sports are set to grow, creating more opportunities for players to shine on the court and inspire the next generation of athletes.