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Iowa Lands Ex-Villanova Star Lucy Olsen in Switch Portal Coup, and Caitlin Clark Was Fired Up

The Iowa Hawkeyes landed one of the top talents in the women’s college basketball transfer portal on Wednesday after former Villanova star Lucy Olsen announced that she committed to the Hawkeyes ahead of her senior season. Although the impact of Caitlin Clark’s exit for the WNBA will surely be felt by Iowa, the addition of

Iowa Lands Ex-Villanova Star Lucy Olsen in Switch Portal Coup, and Caitlin Clark Was Fired Up

The Iowa Hawkeyes landed one of many prime skills within the ladies’s faculty basketball switch portal on Wednesday after former Villanova star Lucy Olsen introduced that she dedicated to the Hawkeyes forward of her senior season.

Though the influence of Caitlin Clark‘s exit for the WNBA will certainly be felt by Iowa, the addition of Olsen is big. For the Wildcats final season, Olsen averaged 23.3 factors, 4.8 rebounds and three.8 assists whereas taking pictures at 43.8% clip from the sector.

Olsen was named the Most Improved Participant within the Large East final season and is a two-time All-Large East selectee. She’ll be part of a Hawkeyes roster that may carry again some acquainted faces in 2024–25, together with Hannah Stuelke and Sydney Affolter, regardless of the departure of some beloved skills comparable to Clark, Gabbie Marshall and Kate Martin, amongst others.

New beginnings ✍️ @IowaWBB #Hawkeyes #letsgo 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/CmlhzmCYGd

— Lucy Olsen (@LucyOlsenbball) April 17, 2024

The addition of Olsen to Lisa Bluder’s Hawkeyes roster drew an excited response from Clark, who reacted on social media with a number of emojis, clearly overjoyed to see the group add such a proficient scorer to the combo following her departure to the professionals.

‼️‼️‼️🔥🔥 https://t.co/lGkJKhCNaT

— Caitlin Clark (@CaitlinClark22) April 18, 2024

After back-to-back runs to the nationwide championship, the Hawkeyes have restocked the treasure troves with the addition of Olsen, who figures to play a big position offensively.

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