Any time you compare another basketball player to Steph Curry, you run the risk of speaking hyperbole. But after watching University of Iowa sharpshooter Caitlin Clark, it’s hard not to get reminded of the Warriors superstar.
Clark’s eye-popping highlights have been making the rounds lately, as she dropped 46 points and hit six 3-pointers in an impressive display at Michigan Sunday, knocking down shots from the big M logo near mid-court.
As such, some are already making Clark comparisons to Curry on Twitter.
Steph has become a champion for promoting women’s hoops over the years, forging strong relationships with WNBA stars like Sabrina Ionescu, who grew up in the Bay Area before breaking out at the University of Oregon.
It appears Curry is aware of Clark, as his Twitter account liked this tweet of Clark’s shoulder shrug in a game last week.
Clark, a 6-foot sophomore, leads the NCAA with 27.4 points and 8.2 assists per game, while she also hauls down 8.2 rebounds per game. She’s shooting just 30.2 percent from 3-point land this season but shot 40.6 percent from long distance while knocking down 3.9 3-pointers per game her freshman year.
Get ready to hear a lot more about Clark at Iowa the next couple of seasons, as WNBA rules limit draftees to being at least 22, graduated college or be four years removed from high school. The Hawkeyes (15-6) are currently ranked No. 21 in the country and look primed to make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.