Caitlin Clark fired back after 1-on-1 remark, former Iowa star football player says

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Cooper DeJean, a erstwhile Iowa shot standout and existent Philadelphia Eagles draught pick, provided an update connected his situation to Caitlin Clark connected the hoops tribunal connected Wednesday.

Before the NFL Draft, DeJean said helium could apt beat Clark one-on-one if the 2 ever met connected the hoops court. DeJean was a standout precocious schoolhouse hoops subordinate successful Iowa but chose to spell the shot way implicit the sport, and it yet landed him successful the NFL.

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Cooper DeJean vs Michigan State

Defensive backmost Cooper DeJean, of the Iowa Hawkeyes, runs disconnected the tract aft the Michigan State Spartans crippled astatine Kinnick Stadium connected Sept. 30, 2023, successful Iowa City. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

DeJean said helium thought helium could "pull off" a triumph implicit Clark connected the court. He past shared that Clark texted him aft those remarks.

"I mean, I was truly conscionable answering the question, but obviously, you know, Caitlin’s a peculiar player," helium told Kay Adams connected her amusement "Up and Adams." "She’s done truthful overmuch for women’s hoops arsenic good and the University of Iowa successful general. So I’ve had thing but respect for her. 

"She took a changeable backmost astatine maine aft she texted me, and she said didn’t deliberation that I could bushed her. I’ll fto her accidental that, but yeah, I mean, I deliberation it’d beryllium amusive though if we got to play each other."

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Caitlin Clark reacts

Indiana Fever defender Caitlin Clark reacts aft scoring against the Wings astatine College Park Center successful Dallas connected May 3, 2024. (Kevin Jairaj-USA Today Sports)

Adams did not deliberation DeJean could bash it. However, erstwhile they played his highlights, helium asserted helium had immoderate skills. He admitted, though, determination was nary day acceptable for the imaginable one-on-one matchup.

He was a three-year varsity hoops subordinate portion attending OABCIG High School successful Ida Grove, Iowa, scoring 1,832 points. That is 45 much points than NBA subordinate Harrison Barnes scored successful Iowa during his vocation (but 55 down Detroit Lions choky extremity T.J. Hockenson).

Clark ended her vocation astatine Iowa arsenic the all-time starring scorer successful Division 1 assemblage basketball.

Cooper DeJean vs Rutgers

Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback Cooper DeJean during a crippled against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights connected Nov. 11, 2023, astatine Kinnick Stadium successful Iowa City. (Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Indiana Fever selected her with the No. 1 prime of the 2024 WNBA Draft past month. She is little than a week distant from her regular-season debut.

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