Dawn Staley Raves About Reese, Cardoso Pairing in WNBA

April 23, 2024

Athlete Studio

In a noteworthy development, two prominent college rivals are poised to become teammates in the WNBA.

During the 2024 WNBA draft on Monday night, the Chicago Sky made strategic moves, selecting South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso third overall and later picking LSU forward Angel Reese with the seventh pick. This decision aligns two athletes who have previously faced off multiple times in collegiate competition, now uniting to form a formidable frontcourt tandem in the professional league.

Recently speaking on 670 The Score, Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley expressed admiration for both players and conveyed her anticipation to witness their collaboration on the court.

“Kamilla is the ultimate competitor,” remarked Staley. “Angel Reese — ultimate competitor. We had a lot of battles, last year and this season. We were the top two teams in the SEC, so you know they are enemies by nature because of rivalry. But now they’ve joined hands in hopefully bringing a WNBA championship to Chicago. I’m a fan. I’m gonna get me some season tickets. I know I won’t be there the entire season. But somebody’s gonna be sitting in my seats cheering Kamilla Cardoso on.”

With this union, Cardoso and Reese aim to contribute to the Sky's pursuit of their second franchise championship, following their previous WNBA title win in 2021.

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