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Caitlin Clark speaks out on missing 2024 Team USA roster

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Caitlin Clark confirmed reports that she will not be part of Team USA’s basketball roster. Multiple reports surfaced on June 8, indicating her exclusion, with the official roster expected to be announced on June 11.

Despite the disappointment such news might evoke, Clark exhibited a commendable level of sportsmanship and optimism in her response.“I’m excited for the girls that are on the team,” the Indiana Fever star told reporters, as captured in a video shared by Indianapolis Star sports reporter Chloe Peterson on X (formerly known as Twitter) on June 9. “I know it’s the most competitive team in the world and I know it could’ve gone either way.”At just 22 years old, Clark’s mature perspective on her exclusion is noteworthy.

She revealed that she received a phone call informing her of the decision before the reports were made public and felt “no disappointment” about not making the roster.Laurie Hernandez heads back to the Olympics as NBC correspondentCoco Gauff reduced to tears after a heated exchange with the umpire during the French OpenAngel Reese defends Chennedy Carter’s flagrant-1 violation against Caitlyn ClarkFever coach Christie Sides told reporters that Clark received the call on the team bus and immediately texted her about it. “The thing she said was, ‘Hey coach, they woke a monster,’” Sides shared, adding a touch of Clark’s competitive spirit and determination to the narrative.A source familiar with the selection process told NBC News that the final roster comprises 12 WNBA veterans.

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