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The 2024 WNBA Draft: Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese Shine Bright

The 2024 edition of this esteemed event showcased a blend of promising rookies, among whom Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese emerged as stars destined to illuminate the league with their prowess and determination.

Caitlin Clark, a standout guard from the University of Iowa, captured the attention of scouts and fans alike with her electrifying performances on the court. Known for her lethal scoring ability and remarkable court vision, Clark was selected as number 1 overall draft pick.  Her ability to take over games with her shooting prowess and strategic playmaking made her a coveted prospect for WNBA teams hungry for talent and leadership.

“When Caitlin Clark declared for the WNBA draft, we instantly saw the Indiana Fever’s average ticket price double,” Laura Correnti, founder and CEO of Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment, told Morning Edition earlier this month.

Angel Reese, hailing from LSU, brought a different dynamic to the draft landscape. As a versatile forward, Reese stood out as a force to be reckoned with in the paint. Her combination of size, athleticism, and skill set her apart as a player capable of making an immediate impact at the professional level.

As the draft unfolded, anticipation hung in the air as teams deliberated over their selections. Indiana Fever secured Caitlin Clark, signaling a new era of excitement for the franchise. Clark’s arrival promised high points of scoring and playmaking into the Dream’s lineup, offering hope for a brighter future on the court.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Sky seized the opportunity to bolster their roster by selecting Angel Reese with the second overall pick. Reese’s presence promised to add depth and versatility to the Sky’s  frontcourt, providing a formidable presence on both ends of the floor. With her tenacity and skill set, Reese embodied the spirit of resilience and determination that defines the WNBA.

“We are absolutely thrilled we were able to get Angel at seventh overall,” Sky general manager Jeff Pagliocca said in a press release. “That was our hope. We have another incredibly competitive player in Chicago who fits our identity and culture of the city. She is a relentless rebounder, she is a national champion and an SEC Player of the Year and we cannot wait to see her here in Chi Town.”

As Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese embarked on the next chapter of their basketball journeys, they carried with them the hopes and aspirations of fans who eagerly awaited their debut on the professional stage. With their talent, determination, and unwavering passion for the game, they epitomized the essence of the WNBA and served as beacons of inspiration for generations of young athletes to come.

In the ever-evolving landscape of women’s basketball, the 2024 WNBA Draft stood as a testament to the enduring legacy of the sport and the boundless potential of those who dare to chase their dreams, one dribble, one shot, and one victory at a time. As Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese embarked on their WNBA journey, they carried with them the hopes and dreams of a league poised for greatness.


About the Contributor
MaryKate Lillis
MaryKate Lillis, Reporter
Mary Kate Lillis is a junior and first-year staffer on Le Journal. She loves light blue, and absolutely hates chewing near her ear. She spends her free time watching “Gossip Girl” while eating Ramen Noodles. This year, Mary Kate is very excited to receive her Sion ring and create amazing pieces for the magazine.

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