Caitlin Clark blew up in the basketball community after putting on a show during the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Prior to the event, she was already an incredibly gifted athlete, earning herself several big-time accolades in the mix. The 20-year-old point guard out of West Des Moines, Iowa, showed great competitiveness and posed a serious challenge to her opponents. The women’s basketball community witnessed their future right in front of their eyes.
Coming into the 2023 NCAA Finals, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes were considered the favorites to win the title. Clark had an impressive run prior to the championship round. She broke the record for most total points in an NCAA tournament with 191 points. Clark dethroned former record holder Sheryl Swoopes, another legend of the sport. She also averaged an incredible 27.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game this year.
But her luck ran out against the LSU Tigers and Angel Reese, who took the victory that night. People probably believe that most of her endorsers would have pulled out of their deals. But the story is quite the opposite. Reese has become increasingly popular ever since winning the title, but Clark always had fans’ hearts. She gained $547,000 in profit over the last month, a total far more than what Reese earned. Her net worth currently stands at $739,000.
Which brands have approached Caitlin Clark for NIL deals?
It has been a little over a year now since Caitlin Clark first received an offer. Since then, her net worth has received a massive boom as she now ranks 52nd among the net worth of college athletes and 6th among female basketball players. Besides her, several other college athletes have gotten huge deals with various brands from across the entire country.
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Her first signing was with Hy-Vee supermarkets. Clark advertised their products, such as pizzas and more. Similarly, she had an opportunity to promote merchandise of the Iowa Cubs with her jersey number and name printed on them. Some of her smaller signings are with H&R Block as well as Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Voices.
We’re excited to announce the newest student athletes to join our Nike family: Caitlin Clark, Bronny James, Haley Jones, DJ Wagner and Juju Watkins.
Hit that ❤️ to show them some love and welcome them to the Nike Basketball fam. pic.twitter.com/xIPZN2raOS
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) October 10, 2022
Caitlin Clark also has a couple of major signings with some of the world’s biggest brands. One of them is Nike, as she is often seen wearing Kobe Bryant’s signature Grinches and various other editions of the release. She also endorses Buick, which is an American car company that was established several years ago. Other brands like Topps, the world’s biggest trading card company, and Bose have also partnered with her.