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University of Iowa star basketball player Caitlin Clark is poised to break an NCAA scoring record. The 22-year-old is expected to beat Kelsey Plum’s record of 3,527 career points during her Thursday night game against the Michigan Wolverines—and she just needs seven points to make it happen.

“I’m not anxious about it really at all. I’m just very excited. It’s going to be a special night,” Caitlin said at the Hawkeyes’ weekly news conference, per CNN. “I understand the magnitude of this. I think it’s just kind of come along with how my four years have gone. It’s crazy looking back at how fast everything’s gone. I’m just really thankful and grateful.”

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With all that Caitlin has achieved, it’s easy to forget that she’s a college student with a personal life off the court. She’s currently dating former University of Iowa athlete Connor McCaffrey, but who is Connor and what’s he doing now? Here’s everything you need to know about Caitlin Clark’s boyfriend:



Connor comes from a family of basketball stars.

The basketball doesn’t fall too far from the hoop! Connor is the son of Fran McCaffery, currently the men’s basketball head coach at the University of Iowa. He actually played six seasons for his father, according to ESPN. His mom, Margaret, was also a star basketball player for the University of Notre Dame, according to The New York Times. Connor’s brother Patrick McCaffery is a star player for Iowa, too.

Connor and Patrick McCaffery on their dad's all-time Iowa starting 5, winning Big Ten - The Athletic

He’s a Hawkeye, like Caitlin.



Connor graduated from the University of Iowa last year. While he was there, he played basketball and baseball.

Who is Caitlin Clark's boyfriend, Connor McCaffery? | The US Sun

Caitlin and Connor hard-launched their relationship in 2023.

Caitlin and Connor became Instagram official in August 2023 when Caitlin shared a series of snaps of the two of them cuddling on a boat.

He currently works for the NBA.


Connor joined the staff of the Indiana Pacers last year as a team assistant, according to the Des Moines Register. He helps with scouting, assists with film study, and attends to other coaching needs.

“It’s a way in. It’s an entry-level job,” he told the paper. “You’ve got to work hard and work your way up. That’s obviously what I want to do.”

Connor also said that he’s “really excited” about his role. “I want to get away and try to learn from someone else, somewhere else,” he told the publication. “I’ve always been under my dad’s shadow and tutelage. Now, learning from someone like coach [Rick] Carlisle… and the assistants they have there, they’re all good basketball minds… I’m just going to try to take everything in.”

Connor is supportive of his girlfriend’s basketball career.

In an Instagram post celebrating Caitlin’s 22nd birthday, Connor said that this will be her “best year yet.” He added in the caption, “With all that you’ve already accomplished, there is so much more in store for you and your special self. I admire you in every way and I love you 🖤.” His brother, Patrick, hilariously wrote in the comments, “The glazing here is crazy.”