Caitlin Clark won't be on the final roster for the American women's Olympic team.  

According to USA Today's Christine Brennan and The Athletic, rookie Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever will not make the final 12-player USA women's basketball team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.  

This is the anticipated roster, which will be captained by head coach and president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Lynx, Cheryl Reeve.  

Not everyone on the final Olympic roster is Reeves' choice. The decision was made by a committee that included WNBA head of league operations Bethany Donaphin,  

president of the Connecticut Sun Jennifer Rizzotti, head coach of the U.S. women's 3-on-3 Olympic team, and three women's college basketball coaches: Dawn Staley, Seimone Augustus, and Delisha Milton-Jones.  

Two players have participated in 3-on-3 competition, and seven players have 5-on-5 Olympic experience. Ionescu, Copper, and Thomas will be the only new Olympians.  

The Americans have won nine times in the past twelve Olympic women's 5-on-5 basketball competitions, including the last seven gold medals that date back to Atlanta 1996.  

Following her incredible career at Iowa and her debut in the WNBA with the Fever, Clark's absence will be well-documented.  

Following her incredible career at Iowa and her debut in the WNBA with the Fever, Clark's absence will be well-documented.

Having Clark on the U.S. roster would have the same impact as the WNBA does now, as Brennan contended in February: more people watching, increased interest, and coverage.  

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