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Caitlin Clark vs. Paige Bueckers: Battle of the College Basketball Elite

Caitlin Clark vs. Paige Bueckers: Battle of the College Basketball Elite
Caitlin Clark vs. Paige Bueckers: Battle of the College Basketball Elite

Is Caitlin Clark or Paige Bueckers the nation's top player?

Clark is the engine for Iowa's efficient offense

Caitlin Clark is undoubtedly the nation's best scorer. She finished third in the NCAA Division I behind JuJu Watkins and Aliyah Matharu.

Clark's true shooting percentage (TS%), which factors in all points and scoring plays used either as shot attempts or trips to the free throw line, was .616. This is significantly higher than Watkins' .513 or anyone in the country with a 35% usage rate or higher, except for Lucy Olsen.

Clark managed a .600 TS% or better while finishing at least 30% of her team's plays. Bueckers just missed this cutoff, with a 29% usage rate and a .636 TS%.

Clark is also a dangerous off-ball threat, ranking second in average points from off-ball screens among Division I players.

Despite creating her own shot, Clark isn't entirely dependent on it. Only 39% of her field goals this season were assisted, as compa

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