Sky High! Angel Reese Soars Into WNBA History With Record-Breaking 7 Double-Doubles

by Grace Somes
Angel Reese || Image credit: @angelreese5

Angel Reese’s performance has etched her name in the annals of WNBA history. She became the first rookie to achieve an unprecedented seven consecutive double-doubles, a feat that set a new standard in basketball history.

Since joining the league, the Chicago Sky star has arguably been the best WNBA rookie. She can now back up her claim with historical data.

Angel Reese set a WNBA rookie record with her seventh consecutive double-double Thursday, leading the Chicago Sky to an 83-72 win over the Dallas Wings.

Reese’s stellar performance, with 16 points, 18 rebounds (10 on defense), three assists, and two steals against the Wings on Thursday afternoon, was instrumental in the Sky’s triumphant return, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Reese’s 18 rebounds also mark a career-high for her young WNBA career. Last week, in a loss to the Connecticut Sun, she scored a career-high 20 points, her fourth straight double-double.

With the accomplishment, Reese surpasses Tina Charles and Cindy Brown for the most consecutive games with a double-double as a rookie as she continues to make a name for herself in her first WNBA season.

After the game, Reese discussed her record-breaking streak, saying she was most excited about the Sky’s victory after four straight losses. Still, she was also pleased with her performance.

“I try to give myself some grace and tell myself I’m doing a good job.

“I have so much more to grow, and I’m just excited to be in this league,” Reese told ESPN.

 Candace Parker holds the WNBA record for 12 consecutive double-doubles, which Reese can aim for given her averages of 12.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Only two-time MVP A’ja Wilson averages more rebounds per game than Reese.

Reese has proven to be an invaluable member of her team on both ends of the court, averaging 12.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this season.

With Thursday’s victory, the Sky are now 5-9 and ninth in the league. Chicago has another highly anticipated matchup against Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever, who easily defeated the Sky on Sunday.

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