Caitlin Clark scored 38 last night in a 51-50 victory.
by MPG (2019-02-09 10:09:55)

She tallied 32 of those in the second half. In light of her recent string of high-scoring games, I took another look at the ESPNW comments about her AAU play and the focus was on her as a floor general and playmaker when her Iowa Attack team won an AAU title. Caitlin seems to do whatever is needed for her team to win.


And she got T'd up (link)
by SB Jimbo  (2019-02-09 17:01:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Check Out This Prospects Nation Evaluation from This Week
by dillon77  (2019-02-09 10:40:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

by PN's Brandon Clay. He attended Caitlin's Dowling Catholic vs. Iowa City.

It's very interesting to note the player he compares Caitlin to:

"Caitlin Clark has a game and style that reminds me of current Indiana Univ. point guard Ali Patberg during her senior year of high school.

"Ranked No. 6 overall in the Class of 2020, Clark is a competitor first and foremost. That's her elite skill set based on what I saw during this high-level, high-school match-up against the state’s No. 1 team Iowa City. Less than 20 hours after dropping 46 against local rival, Ankeny, Clark was right back in her bag finishing with 35 points in a tough win.

"When I look at Patberg's stat line from the 2018-19 (college) season, I see a lot of what I would project from Clark along the way: 15.4 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 80 percent from the free-throw line, 33 percent from behind the arc."

Note the comparison was to Ali's senior year in HS. Remember when MM was thinking about having a freshman Ali in the backcourt at the same time as Lindsay Allen?

Wonder how she's thinking of Clark in that respect? Floor leader? Combo? If memory holds, even Skylar was not the lead point guard her frosh year (even though she started).

Full article below...he also reviews Aubrey Joens (Iowa state commit and Iowa attack teammate of Clarks) and Rose Nkumu, another 2020 prospect.



It is interesting to compare her to Ali Patberg based on
by MPG  (2019-02-09 16:25:38)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

high school performance. Having seen a couple of Ali's senior year games on TV, I view Caitlin today as stronger and a better three point shooter. I would be happy with Clay's college projections for Caitlin, except for the 33% on three pointers. I would project her as a 40% three point shooter


I remember looking up Patberg’s HS stats and
by nd67  (2019-02-09 22:55:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

as I recall she shot very,very few 3 ptrs. In fact it was hard to
believe how low. The games I saw she scored on a lot of
layups. IU is a good spot for her.


Just looked them up again
by ND 67  (2019-02-09 23:02:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

4 yr hs 32-119
Sr yr 11-38


Thanks for the good research! *
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