Iowa star Caitlin Clark isn’t currently focused on a $5 million offer to join the BIG3 league, telling reporters on Friday that she’s concentrating on the Hawkeyes’ 2024 NCAA tournament run instead.

“I honestly don’t talk about those things with really anybody,” Clark said, per TMZ Sports.

“I have other people that deal with it. They haven’t said a word to me about it. And, my main focus is on this team and helping us find a way to beat Colorado and hopefully win another one after that.”

ALBANY, NEW YORK - MARCH 29:  Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes talks to the media following practice for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Albany Regional at MVP Arena on March 29, 2024 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube confirmed earlier reports about the offer and wrote that “Caitlin is a generational athlete who can achieve tremendous success in the BIG3.”


The 22-year-old wasn’t aware that the offer was coming before it was announced, telling the media on Friday that she found out at “the same exact time you all did.”

The offer consists of all $5 million guaranteed, with Clark scheduled to play in eight regular-season BIG3 games and potentially two playoff games if she accepts (via TMZ). The league would also reportedly allow her to pursue a WNBA career while under contract.

Clark officially declared for the WNBA draft on Feb. 29 and is still in the midst of another tremendous season with Iowa.

She became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer on March 3 and won her third consecutive Big Ten Player of the Year award.

In 35 starts, Clark has averaged 31.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while dishing out 8.8 assists per game. She’s remained a deadly long-range shooter, hitting 37.9 percent of her 13.6 three-point attempts per game.


It’s understandable that Clark is focused on the NCAA tournament for now, as the Hawkeyes are looking to avenge their title game loss in 2023.

Iowa is currently set to face off against Colorado in the Sweet 16, with tipoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Following the Hawkeyes’ current tournament run, Clark will likely take a longer look at the large offer to join the BIG3 if she’s able to maintain her upcoming WNBA career as well.