Caitlin Clark omitted from USA Olympics women’s basketball roster: Fever star misses cut for Paris, per report

Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark is expected to be left off the Team USA women’s basketball roster for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris, David Eickholt of 247Sports confirms.

USA Today’s Christine Brennan first reported shortly after midnight Saturday.

Clark became the college basketball all-time leading scorer earlier this year, and she is currently putting up some impressive numbers in the WNBA.

In her first 14 games, she has averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She has also already put up two 30-point games — one of them being during the Fever’s 85-83 win over the Washington Mystics in which she reached a career-high seven 3-pointers. With that performance, Clark became the fastest rookie in WNBA history to record 200+ points and 50+ assists.

Team USA has won the women’s basketball gold medal in each of the Summer Games since 1996 and, despite not having Clark, the Americans will once again be considered the favorites to win in Paris with a star-studded squad.

According to The Athletic, this is what the Team USA roster will look like.

A’ja Wilson — Las Vegas Aces

Breanna Stewart — New York Liberty

Diana Taurasi — Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner — Phoenix Mercury

Alyssa Thomas — Connecticut Sun

Napheesa Collier — Minnesota Lynx

Jewell Loyd — Seattle Storm

Kelsey Plum — Las Vegas Aces

Jackie Young — Las Vegas Aces

Sabrina Ionescu — New York Liberty

Chelsea Gray — Las Vegas Aces

Kahleah Copper — Phoenix Mercury

The Fever, currently 3-9, will not have any players represented in this 12-player Olympic roster. The Las Vegas Aces, the back-to-back WNBA champions, will have four players with A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young and Chelsey Gray.

The Phoenix Mercury is also well represented with three players, including Diana Taurasi, who already holds the record for the most Olympic titles in US basketball history with five gold medals dating back to Athens 2004.

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