Coach of Iowa women's basketball provides Caitlin Clark with thoughts on the WNBA Draft selection.

Iowa women's basketball coach, Lisa Bluder, aims to persuade Caitlin Clark to stay an extra college season, delaying her entry into the 2024 WNBA Draft. 

Bluder plans to present the pros and cons respectfully, acknowledging Clark's intelligence and supportive parents in the decision-making process. 

The coach emphasizes that the decision ultimately rests with Clark and highlights the benefits of both options, considering what Iowa and the WNBA can offer. 

The Indiana Fever would likely choose Clark as the No. 1 overall pick if she enters the WNBA Draft, but her popularity in NCAA basketball and iconic status in Iowa City make the decision challenging. 

Clark's ability to profit from her name, image, and likeness, along with recent sponsorship deals like Gatorade, adds complexity to her decision-making. 

Despite speculation, Clark remains focused on winning a national championship with the Hawkeyes and has not disclosed her leaning towards staying or entering the draft. 

The WNBA Draft lottery, won by the Fever, has increased speculation about Clark's future, with similar decisions faced by other college stars like Paige Bueckers and Cameron Brink. 

1. WNBA champion Chelsea Gray suggests that with the current NIL opportunities in college, she would have stayed longer if in Clark's position, emphasizing the financial and personal development benefits of college.

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