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Angel Reese Declares for the WNBA Draft

Reese Made the Announcement Through Vogue Magazine

Bayou Barbie Is Out

LSU women’s basketball superstar, Angel Reese, has elected to forego her final season at the college level and instead will declare for the WNBA Draft in April.

Moving on Up

Angel Reese, the talented forward for the LSU Tigers, has already shaken off her team’s loss to Iowa in the Elite Eight by declaring for the WNBA Draft which will be held on April 15th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York.

Angel Reese Declares for the WNBA Draft
Angel Reese #10 of the LSU Lady Tigers | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Reese broke the WNBA news in an exclusive interview with Vogue by saying, “I’ve done everything I wanted to in college. I’ve won a national championship, I’ve gotten SEC Player of the Year, I’ve been an All-American. My ultimate goal is to be a pro—and to be one of the greatest basketball players to play, ever. I feel like I’m ready.”

Had it not been for a historic season by Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, Reese would have been the lead ringmaster in the women’s college basketball circus this season. Angel Reese’s stats include 18.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game during her 2023 season with LSU. Those numbers are actually down from her previous season in which she averaged 23 points and 15.4 rebounds per game.

LSU Legend

Among her many accolades, she was voted as the 2023 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player after her Tigers captured the women’s basketball national crown. She was also voted the SEC Player of the Year this season and set the NCAA single-season record in double-doubles last year.

Reese has certainly done it all at the collegiate level and will now be one of the top choices in the upcoming WNBA Draft where some pundits believe she could be picked immediately after Caitlin Clark and chosen No. 2 by the Los Angeles Sparks.

Reese also has over 2.7 million Instagram followers and has been nicknamed, Reese the Bayou Barbie, as a wink and a nod to her flair for fashion. She also has name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals with Amazon, Beats by Dre, Goldman Sachs, and others. Reese has made no apologies for her jet-setting lifestyle and the interview with Vogue was accompanied by a photoshoot with the iconic fashion magazine.


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As for her ascension into the professional ranks, Reese stated, “I want to start at the bottom again. I want to be a rookie again and build myself back up; I want to be knocked down and learn and grow at the next level.”

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