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Caitlin Clark says she heard about the Big3 offer on social media but focus is on Iowa and Sweet 16

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) celebrates after making a three-point basket in the second half of a second-round college basketball game against West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 25, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Caitlin Clark said she found out about the Big3's offer to play for the 3-on-3 men's basketball league over social media.

A social media account for Ice Cube, who founded the league of former NBA players, said the organization had made an offer to the NCAA's Division I all-time leading scorer that reportedly is for $5 million. The Big3 season runs in the summer so it would conflict with the WNBA season where Clark is expected to play as the No. 1 pick of the Indiana Fever.

“I found about the Big3 thing at the exact time you all did, and my main focus is just on playing basketball,” Clark said Friday as she and her Iowa teammates prepared for a Sweet 16 game against Colorado on Saturday. “I think that’s the biggest thing.”

If the Hawkeyes beat Colorado, they will face either LSU or UCLA for a trip back to the Final Four. Iowa lost in the national championship game to the Tigers last year.

“My focus is on winning these two games, and that’s exactly how it should be,” Clark said. “I honestly don’t talk about those things with really anybody. I have other people that deal with it, and they haven’t said a word to me about it.”

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