Indiana Fever GM projects Caitlin Clark to make instant impact in WNBA drawing parallels to Aliyah Boston

Indiana Fever GM Lin Dunn sees similarities in Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston, the team
Indiana Fever GM Lin Dunn sees similarities in Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston, the team's back-to-back No. 1 picks in the WNBA.

Basketball fans are excited to see Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston play together to try and bring glory back to the Indiana Fever.

The WNBA’s No. 1 picks over the past two seasons are joining forces to form perhaps the league’s most popular 1-2 punch. Fever faithful can’t wait to see them in action together.

Fever GM Lin Dunn couldn’t contain her excitement when her team won the lottery. Nobody doubted for a second who she would be grabbing first from this year’s crop of the most talented college prospects in women’s basketball. It was a no-brainer that she had her sights on the player considered to be the best in college women's hoops.

With the Indiana Fever already starting their preparation for this season, Dunn was asked to comment about Caitlin Clark playing with Aliyah Boston.

“I also think she’s going to adjust to the pros better than people think she is. You know, everybody wondered if Aliyah Boston would and look what she did.
“When you watch Clark, how does she hit those threes from the logo? How does she make those great passes? She’s physically strong. She’s got great strength in her legs, in her core and in her hands. I’m also expecting her to have an impact in the WNBA.”

Caitlin Clark left Iowa with a cabinet bursting with trophies and accolades. Although she never won the NCAA championship, she had one of the most dominating runs in the competition for the Hawkeyes. Despite all of her achievements, some, including a handful of WNBA stars doubted her.

Phoenix Mercury superstar Diana Taurasi had this to say about Clark’s eventual jump to pro basketball:

“You look superhuman playing against 18-year-olds, but you’re going to come with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long time.”

GM Lin Dunn is already defending her prized pick by saying that Clark has the kind of strength that will translate well in the WNBA. After seeing what Aliyah Boston did in her rookie season, Dunn is convinced Clark is on the same trajectory.

Aliyah Boston and Caitlin Clark give the Fever an impressive 1-2 punch

Caitlin Clark may not be the best WNBA player in her rookie year but what she brings will unquestionably make the Indiana Fever.

Clark’s incredible range and superb playmaking skills should make her a perfect fit for the Fever. She can space the floor for Aliyah Boston to dominate the paint. If defenders collapse on the All-Star forward, Boston can kick it out to Clark and the other gunners in the perimeter.

Clark has been in so many big games during her college years that she should be ready for some intense action in pro basketball. She isn't likely to wilt under the bright lights, considering the record numbers of viewers that follow her.

The two-time Wooden Award winner might perhaps be the most pro-ready women’s basketball player of all time.

Caitlin Clark will have her doubters but this isn’t the first time she will face those odds. Moreover, she has Aliyah Boston as her teammate to help her go through some of the growing pains in the WNBA.

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