Caitlin Clark's Iowa land a huge replacement for the former Hawkeyes star, as Lucy Olsen - the third-leading scorer in the country last season - transfers from Villanova

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By Jake Nisse

Published: 11:31 EDT, 18 April 2024 | Updated: 11:43 EDT, 18 April 2024

Iowa whitethorn ne'er genuinely switch Caitlin Clark, but nan Hawkeyes person landed a caller transportation that will surely spell a agelong measurement successful making up for nan phenom's scoring punch.

Lucy Olsen, who was nan nation's third-leading scorer past season, announced connected Wednesday that she was transferring from Villanova.

'New beginnings,' she wrote connected X supra a photograph of her successful a Hawkeyes uniform. 

Olsen averaged 23.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists for nan Wildcats successful nan 2023-24 season.

Her furthest NCAA Tournament tally came during her sophomore year, erstwhile she and her squad made nan Sweet 16.

Lucy Olsen said she's transferring to Iowa, arsenic nan squad prepares for life aft Caitlin Clark

Clark was selected No. 1 wide by nan Indiana Fever successful nan WNBA Draft connected Monday

Iowa, meanwhile, made consecutive nationalist championships down Clark's unthinkable play - but possibly expectations for nan programme will now displacement pinch nan NCAA's all-time starring scorer retired of town.

Clark was a two-time National Women's Player of nan Year, and averaged an astonishing 28.4 points per crippled complete 4 seasons, peaking astatine 31.6 this year.

She was selected pinch nan No. 1 wide prime of nan WNBA Draft by nan Indiana Fever connected Monday. 

But it's not conscionable Clark that has departed Iowa.

Teammate Kate Martin was selected No. 18 wide by nan Las Vegas Aces, while chap Hawkeyes guards Gabbie Marshall and Molly Davis person besides graduated.

On Wednesday, arsenic Clark did an introductory property convention pinch nan Fever, she was involved successful an awkward speech pinch columnist Gregg Doyel.

Doyel imitated nan erstwhile Iowa star's heart-hands motion earlier saying: 'Start doing it to maine and we'll get on conscionable fine. 

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