WNBA: Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky
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Hot off the presses, the CBS Sports WNBA rookie rankings now have Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese taking the top spot.

A good portion of that move to the top is based on her performance in Sunday’s game against Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever.

The Fever blew a 15-point lead and fell 88-87, thanks in large part to Reese’s 25 points and 16 rebounds, one of her best games as a rookie in the WNBA.

“I’m a dog,” Reese said following her performance. “You can’t teach that.”

“Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese owns the No. 1 spot in CBS Sports’ WNBA Rookie Rankings after making history with eight consecutive double-doubles,” CBS writes.

Clark is second in the new rookie rankings.

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Clark Second In WNBA Rookie Ranking

Now, we don’t want to take away from Angel Reese’s performance of late. She has assuredly had a solid run in recent weeks. That said, these rookie rankings seem to be a case of ‘What have you done for me lately?’

Reese’s team did squeak out a victory.

In the same game, rookie guard Caitlin Clark contributed 17 points, 13 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals to the losing cause. It was no slack performance for sure.

And Indiana Fever coach Christie Sides took an incredible amount of grief for not giving her a game-winning look by drawing up a shot for her star player.

While Reese was impressive, Clark was as well. And taking a look at the overall body of work on the season, Clark bests Reese almost across the board in every stat that matters – including wins.

Comparison Screenshot via Stathead

Clark dominates most offensive categories while Reese dominates the boards, something made possible in part by the 3 inches in height she holds over her rival, as well as her position at forward as opposed to point guard.

Clark’s 16 blocks to Reese’s 2 is a pretty remarkable anomaly though. And when it comes to getting other teammates involved, nobody is more valuable than the Fever rookie – Clark has dished out 119 assists on the season, Reese just 31.

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Clark Breaking Records Too

If breaking records is the criteria for CBS to put Angel Reese at the top of their WNBA rookie rankings, then they might want to take a look at what Clark has done this week.

In the game against the Sky, Clark’s 13 assists broke the Indiana Fever‘s single-game franchise assists record. Her entire stat line also set new marks.

She became the first rookie in league history to score 15 or more points, dish out 10 or more assists, and connect on five or more 3-pointers in a WNBA game.

Prior to the matchup against the Sky, Clark became the fastest rookie in WNBA history to record at least 250 points and 100 assists.

Rounding out the WNBA rookie rankings on CBS are center Kamilla Cardoso, Reese’s Sky teammate, at number three, Los Angeles Sparks forward Rickea Jackson (4), and Dallas Wings guard Jacy Sheldon.

It will be fun for fans to debate between Reese and Clark as the top rookie for the remainder of the season.

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