Caitlin Clark garners praise from LeBron James after breaking NCAA all-time scoring record

Iowa’s basketball sensation Caitlin Clark has again become the center of attention with her new record after creating history a couple of days ago. Keeping the trend of being in the limelight, Caitlin Clark yet again proved why she is at the top of the NCAA tree.

Readying herself to leave the NIL money in favor of more glory, Caitlin’s presence at the college b-ball circuit is now more valuable than ever. She is certainly making sure that she makes it count, while NBA greats like LeBron James have showered praise on the youngster.

Caitlin Clark breaks NCAA all-time scoring record

Playing against the second-seeded team in the country, Ohio State Buckeyes last night, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark scored 35 points, breaking the record of Pete Maravich (3,667 points) by totaling 3,685 career points.

The Hawkeyes point guard needed 18 points to break the record which she scored in the first half thanks to the technical foul free throws. Clark scored six 3-pointers in the game along with 6 rebounds and 9 assists contributing to the 93-83 victory.

At half-time when she was asked about her new record, she said that she did not think about it during the game. Caitlin said, “when they announced it and everybody screamed, that’s when I knew. Pretty cool.”

The 22-year-old recently broke Kelsey Plum’s record of 3,527 points to become the leading scorer of NCAA women’s basketball. In the same game, she recorded a career-high 49 points in a single game breaking Megan Gustafson’s 48 points record. She expressed gratefulness for her latest achievement to her teammates, coaches and family.

LeBron James congratulates Caitlin Clark

Getting praised by people for one’s achievement is a dream for everyone but when it comes from the NBA great LeBron James it is more special.

LeBron James is well known for sharing his views on social media and did not waste time to jump on the congratulatory act. Caitlin’s record earned her a post from LeBron on X (formerly Twitter). Congratulating her he wrote, “CONGRATS @CaitlinClark22 on becoming the All-Time leading scorer!!” along with multiple emojis which is classic LeBron.

The 4-time NBA Champion, LeBron is sitting at the top of the score table of the NBA for a while, has set a new record by crossing the 40k points milestone, making it hard for others to break it in the new future.

Cementing her place in the NCAA basketball’s wall of fame she is moving towards a new phase of life by declaring for the 2024 WNBA draft.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.

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