Caitlin Clark is a rising star in the world of women’s basketball. She was born on June 22, 2002, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Clark attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines before committing to play basketball at the University of Iowa.
At Iowa, Clark has already made a huge impact as a freshman during the 2020-21 season. She led the nation in scoring with 26.7 points per game and also averaged 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game.
Clark was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American.
Clark’s game is known for her scoring ability, but she is also a great passer and has a high basketball IQ.
She has drawn comparisons to NBA star Stephen Curry for her shooting range and ability to create her own shot.
Clark was also a standout in high school, where she led Dowling Catholic to three straight Iowa state championships and was a three-time Gatorade Player of the Year for Iowa.
Clark’s future in basketball looks bright, and she has already drawn interest from WNBA teams.
She is considered one of the top prospects for the 2023 WNBA Draft.
Caitlin Clark Parents: Meet Anne Nizzi-Clark and Brent Clark
Clark was born on January 22, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Anne Nizzi-Clark and Brent Clark. Her mother is of Italian descent. Clark’s father played basketball and baseball at Simpson College.
She was raised in West Des Moines, Iowa, with an older brother, Blake, now a college football player at Iowa State; and a younger brother, Colin.
Clark started playing basketball at age five and was the only girl on a boys youth team.