Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin rips ‘really crazy’ Caitlin Clark Olympic snub

Like every thing else Caitlin Clark associated, the choice to not embrace her on this summer time’s Olympic roster has created controversy and debate. 

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin briefly weighed in on Monday throughout an look on the nationally syndicated radio discuss present, the “Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.”

Youngkin is a former school basketball participant having performed 4 years at Rice within the Nineteen Eighties and was requested about Clark’s snubbing from the Olympic squad that can be headed to Paris subsequent month. 

Caitlin Clark
Caitlin Clark didn’t make the U.S. Women’s Olympic roster. Getty Images

The sitting governor known as the choice “really crazy” and sung Clark’s praises.

“At the end of the day, nobody can deny the fact that she has completely transformed fans’ interest and enthusiasm for women’s basketball,” Youngkin mentioned. 

The Virginia governor used the instance of a current sport between the Mystics and the Clark-led Fever in close by Washington D.C., when the sport drew a lot curiosity that they moved it to twenty,000-seat Capital One Arena, the place it bought out. 

Capital One Arena is residence to the NBA’s Wizards.

The Mystics sometimes play within the 4,200-seat Entertainment and Sports Arena. 

“Caitlin Clark comes to town and they move [the game] to the Capital One that seats 20,000 people and they sell it out. Let me be honest the Wizards weren’t selling out, so that’s all Caitlin Clark,” Youngkin mentioned. “She deserves a spot on the team. This isn’t a knock against any of the other players, they’re all fabulous players. But there have been rookies who have made the Olympic team before. Diana Taurasi made it and Candace Parker made it as rookies. 

“She can make it as a rookie. She is transforming women’s basketball and she should have a spot on the team.” 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin
Glenn Youngkin ripped the choice to depart Caitlin Clark off the U.S. Olympic crew. AP

Clark was restricted to only 10 factors within the Fever’s loss to the Sun on Monday, when she recorded her fourth fewest factors of the season and shot simply 3-for-8 from the sector. 

Clark took the excessive street over the weekend when she was requested about not being picked for the Olympic roster, saying she was “excited” for many who made the crew. 

“Honestly, no disappointment,” Clark mentioned. “I think it just gives you something to work for. It’s a dream, hopefully one day I can be there. I think it’s just a little bit more motivation. You remember that and hopefully when four years comes back around, I can be there.”

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