New Report Reveals Why Fever Star Caitlin Clark Was Left Off Team USA

New Report Reveals Why Fever Star Caitlin Clark Was Left Off Team USA

Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark’s omission from the Team USA basketball roster for the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris left fans outraged and many questioning the reason why she was snubbed.

According to a report from Christine Brennan of USA TODAY, there were concerns within Team USA of how Clark’s millions of fans would “react to what would likely be limited playing time on a stacked roster.”

The Team USA roster is loaded without a doubt, but Clark’s presence, even on the end of the bench, would certainly drive marketing around the premier worldwide sporting event,

Instead, Clark will be at home this summer, enjoying a mid-season Olympic break from the WNBA to rest up and root for the players who did make the roster.

Clark tied a career-high with 30 points in Friday night’s victory over the win-less Washington Mystics. In her first WNBA season, she is averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists on 37.3% shooting from the floor.

The Fever take the court again on Monday against the Connecticut Sun, looking to capture their fourth win of the season.


Mike McDaniel is a writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated, where he has worked since January 2022. His work has been featured at, SB Nation, FanSided, and more. Mike hosts the Hokie Hangover Podcast, covering Virginia Tech athletics, as well as Basketball Conference: The ACC Football Podcast. Outside of his professional life, he is a husband, father, and an avid golfer.

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