The excitement is palpable as the basketball world eagerly anticipates the WNBA draft, with all eyes on the undeniable talent of Caitlin Clark.

Indiana Fever is feeling the ‘Caitlin Clark Effect’

Following her standout performance throughout the college season, where she consistently showcased her scoring prowess and remarkable court vision, Clark is poised to make a significant impact at the professional level.

With her unparalleled skills and impressive track record, it comes as no surprise that Clark is widely projected to be the top pick in the upcoming draft.

The Indiana Fever are expected to seize this opportunity and select Clark as their first overall pick.

The Fever, who have faced challenges in recent years (43-121 record in the last five seasons), are banking on Clark’s arrival to ignite a resurgence for the team.

Clark’s arrival is anticipated to transform the Fever into a must-watch team, reigniting excitement among fans in Indianapolis and beyond.

With her talent and potential, Clark is poised to elevate the Fever’s performance and lead them towards playoff contention, marking a significant turning point for the franchise who hasn’t seen a postseason in seven years.

How much will Clark earn as a Rookie in the WNBA?

As the expected first overall pick, Clark’s rookie contract will see her earn a base salary of $76,535 for her first season in the league.

However, her earning potential extends far beyond her WNBA salary.

With lucrative name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, Clark has already established herself as a marketable figure, securing partnerships with prominent brands such as Gatorade, Nike, and State Farm.

These endorsements have propelled her earnings to an estimated $3.4 million this season alone, highlighting the immense value she brings both on and off the court.

As Clark transitions from collegiate superstar to the face of a WNBA franchise, the anticipation surrounding her professional debut continues to grow.

With her talent, charisma, and ability to draw crowds, Clark is poised to make a significant impact in the WNBA, ushering in a new era of excitement and success for the Indiana Fever and the league as a whole.