Iowa Hawkey’s Caitlin Clark and Two Other Stars Set to Feature in ESPN Basketball Docuseries, ‘Full Court Press’

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso, and UCLA guard Kiki Rice are set to appear in Full Court Press, a new four-part docuseries co-produced by ESPN and Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions. The docuseries will air on ABC on May 11 and 12, and will later be available to view on ESPN+. The trailer was released on Monday.

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Full Court Press will provide viewers with a glimpse into the lives of three outstanding women’s collegiate basketball players at the pinnacle of their game. The series will feature exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage to record Clark, Cardoso, and Rice’s 2023-24 seasons, transporting viewers from Paris to Iowa City to rewatch some of the most memorable matchups from the previous year.

“As someone who has grown up a die-hard fan of the women’s game, I am overjoyed that we are able to produce this show at this watershed moment in the sport’s history,” Full Court Press director Kristen Lappas stated. “To be able to draw back the curtain and chronicle Caitlin Clark’s historic season has been an honor for our entire team. Each of our three athletes brings their own set of tales to the table, and we intend to depict both the thrill and intricacies of what it means to be a great female basketball player in 2024.”

Clark, 22, scarcely needs an introduction, but her historic 2023-24 season would benefit greatly from a documentary. The NCAA’s all-time leading scorer set numerous records during her senior season and is still determined to make history this year in March Madness. After finishing second in last season’s NCAA tournament, the No. 1-seeded Hawkeyes (29-4) are chasing the all-too-elusive championship.

Gamecocks center Kamilla Cardoso also had a standout senior season, averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game while helping South Carolina finish unbeaten (32-0). Cardoso supplanted previous national player of the year Aliyah Boston in the starting lineup this season and is expected to be a top-5 choice in the 2024 WNBA draft in April. Bruins sophomore guard Kiki Rice is the youngest athlete featured in the docuseries, but she had a productive season, averaging 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and a team-high 4.6 assists per game. Rice might face Clark early in the NCAA tournament, since both No. 2 UCLA (25-6) and Iowa are in the Albany 2 Region.

“I remember what it meant to the University of Tennessee and the entire state when Pat Summitt led the Lady Vols to back-to-back national titles during my time in Knoxville,” said Peyton Manning, Omaha Productions’ founder. “We’re excited to share the stories of these three amazing women to a national audience at this incredible moment for women’s basketball.”

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