The Associated Press has recognized Angel Reese as a standout player in women's basketball by naming her to the preseason All-American team. This prestigious honor highlights Reese's exceptional skills and sets the stage for an exciting season ahead.
Joining Reese on the All-America team are Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, UConn guard Paige Bueckers, Stanford forward Cameron Brink, Virginia Tech center Elizabeth Kitley, and Indiana center Mackenzie Holmes. Notably, Kitley and Holmes tied in votes for the fifth spot, showcasing the tough competition among talented individuals.
LSU's team sees recognition as well, with Hailey Van Lith and Aneesah Morrow being named honorable mentions. Their contributions to the team's success should not be overlooked.
On top of the All-American accolade, Reese has also been named the Southeastern Conference Preseason Player of the Year. This title, determined by the league's coaches, further solidifies Reese's position as an exceptional athlete.
Speaking of coaches, they have chosen Reese and Van Lith for the Preseason All-SEC first team. Additionally, Morrow and Flau'jae Johnson have been awarded spots on the second team. These selections reflect the depth of talent within LSU's roster.
Excitingly, the coaches have predicted LSU to be the Preseason No. 1 team. Ranked above formidable opponents such as South Carolina, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State, this accolade speaks to both the team's potential and Reese's integral role in their success.
Mark your calendars for Thursday at 7 p.m., as LSU will host East Texas Baptist for their first exhibition game of the season. It will be an opportunity to witness Reese's skills firsthand and see the team in action before the official start of the season.
For the first time in program history, LSU enters the season as the top-ranked team in the country. This recognition adds even more excitement and anticipation to the upcoming games.