Iowa guard Caitlin Clark is on the verge of becoming the NCAA's all-time leading scorer in women's basketball, sparking a debate about where she ranks among the greats of the game. With 3,520 career points and an average of 32.1 points this season, Clark needs just eight more points to surpass the previous record held by Kelsey Plum. Despite her exceptional scoring prowess, there's a discussion about whether a national title is necessary for her to be considered among the likes of Cheryl Miller, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, and Chamique Holdsclaw.

By the Numbers
  • Caitlin Clark has 3,520 career points and averages 32.1 points per game this season.
  • She needs just eight more points to surpass the previous record held by Kelsey Plum.
State of Play
  • Clark is set to surpass the previous scoring record in an upcoming game against Michigan.
  • Despite a potential scoring record, there's a debate about whether a national title is necessary for her to be considered among the greats.
What's Next

Clark's performance in the upcoming games and her potential future in the pros will likely impact her stature among basketball's best.

Bottom Line

As Clark approaches the scoring title, the debate around her legacy and her impact on the women's game continues, raising questions about the key factors defining greatness in basketball.