🥰 Caitlin Clark Hugs Gabbie Marshall, Iowa Hawkeyes Teammate After Winning Game. Indiana Fever

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Caitlin Clark Posted Special Message For Former Iowa Teammate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 09: Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) hugs her former Iowa Hawkeyes teammate Gabbie Marshall after playing against the Atlanta Dream during a WNBA preseason game on May 9, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 09: Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) hugs her former Iowa Hawkeyes teammate Gabbie Marshall after playing against the Atlanta Dream during a WNBA preseason game on May 9, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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No. 1 overall pick Caitlin Clark made her home debut in front of a record-setting crowd as the Indiana Fever squared off against the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night.

Before her first preseason game, Clark revealed her parents and boyfriend wouldn’t be in attendance. Fast forward to her second preseason game and it’s unclear if they were in attendance, but a dear friend – and former teammate – was.

Fellow Iowa star Gabbie Marshall was on hand to witness Clark’s first home game with the Fever. Following the game, the two exchanged a hug on the court and took a few photos together.

On Friday afternoon, Clark took to her Instagram story to share one of the photos taken and give a message to her former teammate.

“Ily,” she said while tagging Marshall in the photo.

Caitlin Clark hugs Gabbie Marshall.

Caitlin Clark

Following the game, Clark raved about the record-setting crowd.

“It was a lot of fun, I thought they were loud, I thought they were into it,” Clark said, via ESPN. “It was fun to see.

“This is a preseason game on a Thursday night and there’s 13,000 people here. I think that just shows what it’s going to be like for us all season, and it’s going to help us. There are going to be games at home that you’re going to need to win. So, I’m excited for our home opener. I think it’s going to be a packed house, obviously, versus a really great team [the New York Liberty]. It’s pretty incredible. Thirteen thousand at a preseason game is pretty unheard of.”

Clark and the Fever open their regular season on May 14 against the Connecticut Sun.