The Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark is undoubtedly the most entertaining player in March Madness. She put up a scintillating display against the South Carolina Gamecocks, dropping 41 points against them. Clark has been one of the best players throughout the season and is not disappointing in the knockouts. Her 41-point performance helped the Hawkeye progress to the finals of the NCAA championship.
She has now put up a consecutive 40-point game for the Hawkeyes. With a meteoric rise, she is also no stranger to NIL deals as she continues to perform big-time in her collegiate career. According to Landscape Insight, her net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of 2023.
BREAKING: Nike has signed 5 student-athletes to NIL endorsement deals:
• Bronny James, Sierra Canyon guard
• Caitlin Clark, Iowa PG
• DJ Wagner, Top 2023 guard from Camden, NJ
• Haley Jones, Stanford guard
• JuJu Watkins, Sierra Canyon guard pic.twitter.com/RFX1eY1TFv
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October 10, 2022
Caitlin has 315k followers on social media and has signed NIL deals with several brands. However, the most popular NIL deal in her collegiate career came last year in November when Nike welcomed 5 student-athletes through NIL deals, of which one happened to be Clark. Other than signing with Nike, she has signed 8 other NIL deals. According to on3.com, her NIL deals are valued at $192k. Despite just being a junior she is only going to get better.
Her NIL deals have been a major part of her success so far, and her talent will only invite more deals in the future. Before she signed with Nike, Clark reportedly earned more than $1 million. Nike is very particular with which athletes they sign up and is sure Clark checked all the boxes.
Caitlin Clark calls her NIL deal with Nike a ‘no-brainer’
Clark has been very peculiar when signing NIL deals with numerous brands. However, when a global giant like Nike comes knocking, it’s hard to say no to them. It was a similar case with Clark, who couldn’t turn down their offer.
Excited to officially join the Nike family🤍🤍🤍 let’s gooooo 😎🤫 @nikebasketball https://t.co/mTIuAtaPo6
— Caitlin Clark (@CaitlinClark22) October 10, 2022
“I’m pretty selective about who I work with,” Clark said at the Big Ten Media Day. “I think that’s probably a no-brainer for just about anybody in the world. They’re one of the best brands, and obviously, a brand that’s so prevalent in basketball and has a lot of athletes that I look up to, especially in the basketball world.” Clark added.
Nike contacted Clark after last season concluded, and Nike did their due diligence before they made an offer to her. Nonetheless, Clark is looking like an unstoppable force at the competition and fans will be expecting the same performance from her in the finals on March 3, against LSU Tigers.