Louisana State University basketball star is receiving praise after achieving what has not been done in more than 20 years.
On Sunday, LSU Tigers forward Angel Reese became the first player with 25 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks in an NCAA Women’s Tournament game since 2000.
Her team (30-2) went on to defeat the Michigan Wolverines (66-42), advancing them to the Sweet 16.
Reese posted 25 points, 24 rebounds and six blocks. She had 14 offensive rebounds.
The All-American Baltimore native currently averages 23.7 points and 15.5 rebounds per game this season.
The LSU Tigers now rank ninth and will play eighth-ranked Utah in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday.
Reese was the No. 2 overall player in the 2020 class. The recent transfer from the University of Maryland guided St. Frances Academy in Baltimore to three consecutive state championships.
Born May 6, 2002, Reese was awarded the McDonald’s All-American honor in 2020 while attending St. Frances Academy. She would then be recruited to play for Maryland and was considered the best recruit in the program’s history, but her freshman season came to a screeching halt after she fractured her right foot. She was later named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press her sophomore year before transferring to the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). At LSU, she was named a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) in her junior year.
“I feel like that’s what separates me from a lot of players, that I have that dog mentality and I always want to go out there and win and I’m very passionate about that,” Reese told The New York Times in an interview earlier this month. “So whoever’s in front of me, I’m going to go get it, and I’m going to talk trash to you the whole entire game, and that’s that.”