Caitlin Clark vs Angel Reese: A look at their WNBA stats, records, and more ahead of much-awaited Sky vs Fever matchup

Caitlin Clark vs Angel Reese:  A look at their WNBA stats, records, and more ahead of much-awaited Sky vs Fever matchup
Caitlin Clark vs Angel Reese: A look at their WNBA stats, records, and more ahead of much-awaited Sky vs Fever matchup (Caitlin Clark image via Fever Instagram, Angel Reese image via Sky X account)

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese have been constant and consistent headline generators ever since their NCAA days. Their games have been analyzed, dissected, lauded, and brick-batted.

Now, the two WNBA rookies regarded as generational superstars in the league will go toe-to-toe for the first time this 2024 WNBA season as the Chicago Sky hit the road to take on the Indiana Fever at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday, June 1. Tip-off is slated for 12 pm ET, and the matchup — part of the Commissioner's Cup, the WNBA's in-season tournament will be televised live on ESPN.

Leading up to the season, Clark was drafted as the No. 1 overall pick, and Reese came in at No. 7. The guard and the forward come in as two of the most decorated rookies this season following their exploits at Iowa and LSU, respectively.

Ahead of the much-awaited clash, here's a look at how Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark have fared so far in the WNBA for their respective teams.


Caitlin Clark vs Angel Reese: WNBA stats and records thus far

Starting with their respective teams, the Indiana Fever, despite the presence of Caitlin Clark, have struggled this season. The team is 1-7 with their recent loss coming against the LA Sparks.

Clark had a career-high 30 points, her first 30-point outing in the league, but it wasn't enough as they went down 88-82. The loss saw them have the same number of defeats as the Washington Mystics who have the worst record in the league so far at 0-7.

Angel Reese and the Sky have played two games less than Indiana and sit ninth overall with a 2-3 record. At the time of writing, they are coming off a loss to the Seattle Storm. Reese's double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds wasn't enough to get the team the W.

Individually, Caitlin Clark has had the better numbers this season, averaging 17.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. She has shot 38.1% from the field and 31.3% from deep. In addition, she is the leading scorer for Indiana.

Reese has notched up 12.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in five games played so far. Clark has played more minutes (32.1) compared to Reese's 29.2 minutes per game. What's worked for Reese is that they have one more win than the Fever.

On the records front, both players have begun on a solid note. Caitlin Clark became the first-ever WNBA rookie to tally 30+ points, five+ assists, five+ rebounds, three+ steals, and three+ blocks in a game.

Reese has not been far behind as she became only the second player in WNBA history to grab more than 20 offensive rebounds (24) in five games in her first five career games. The only other player to grab more was Yolanda Griffin (31) in 1999.

Caitlin Clark does have a bit of an edge numbers-wise, but it remains to be seen if she can help the Fever get past Reese on Saturday. For now, the Chicago Sky appear favorites on paper given their play on both ends of the floor, but they will be wary of the threat Clark poses.

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