July 21, 2024

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Top Players in the Running for Indiana Fever After Franchise Secures Lottery Pick

The Indiana Fever will have the first pick of the 2024 WNBA draft, which could potentially turn their franchise around. This is their second consecutive year where they have the top pick in the draft. In the 2023 WNBA draft, they used the first pick on Aliyah Boston from South Carolina.

Boston spent four years in college before declaring for the draft. Standing at 6-foot-5, the center anchored the defense for South Carolina and earned four Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year awards. She also made the All-Defensive team four times and won the NCAA championship in her junior year.

The Fever could look at Caitlin Clark as their next great point guard. Last season, she was the national player of the year with the Iowa Hawkeyes, leading them to the NCAA title game. This season isn’t much different as she’s scoring at a high rate once more. Clark is averaging 29.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 7.6 apg.

Her playmaking skills could fit in with the style of play Boston has. They could create a better duo with Boston’s strong presence inside and Clark’s floor spacing ability.