Despite the possibility of losing her starting role, an Indiana Fever veteran is assisting Caitlin Clark.

Indiana Fever veteran Erica Wheeler migh

t lose her starting spot to Caitlin Clark, but has nonetheless rolled out the red carpet in welcoming the phenom to the WNBA.

 

Wheeler spoke to the Indianapolis Star about why she is going above and beyond to help Clark get acclimated in her new home.

 

“I put it as like, you know, when you go to a different school, the first day of school you don’t know anybody,” Wheeler told the outlet. “Then, you find that one person that says hi to you, and they become your best friend. For me, I just wanted to get ahead of it because I know this transition is tough.

Wheeler, 33, has played in the WNBA for eight seasons, spending 2016-19 on the Fever, and returning to the team last year.

 

Last season, she started all 40 of the Fever’s games and averaged 9.9 points and 5.0 assists per game

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