LSU star Angel Reese declares for WNBA draft

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Baltimore autochthonal Angel Reese and Iowa's Caitlin Clark pull crowds, animate young hoops playe

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Bayou Barbie is WNBA bound.

LSU prima Angel Reese formally declared for nan WNBA draught little than 2 days aft nan Tigers' play ended pinch a nonaccomplishment to Caitlin Clark and Iowa successful nan Elite Eight information of nan women's NCAA Tournament.

Reese made her announcement Wednesday via a photo sprout successful Vogue, saying she was inspired by tennis awesome Serena Williams retiring successful akin fashion successful 2022. Reese acknowledged having made her determination to move pro earlier March Madness began.

"Of course, I for illustration to do everything big," Reese told nan magazine. "I didn't want thing to beryllium basic."

"I've done everything I wanted to successful college," Reese added. "I've won a nationalist championship, I've gotten (Southeastern Conference) Player of nan Year, I've been an All-American. My eventual extremity is to beryllium a pro — and to beryllium 1 of nan top hoops players to play, ever. I consciousness for illustration I'm ready."

Exclusive: Angel Reese (@Reese10Angel) is taking her talents to nan WNBA! "I've done everything I wanted to successful college," Reese said erstwhile sharing her plans to participate nan WNBA draught pinch Vogue. See each of nan specifications connected nan hoops star's adjacent move here: https://t.co/oZWqwNsdeS pic.twitter.com/tEqyj77z8j

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 3, 2024

Reese posted a video compilation of her hoops profession on societal media.

"Grateful for these past 4 years and excited for this adjacent chapter," she wrote, ending nan station pinch nan hashtag "Bayou Barbie Out." 

Reese apt will subordinate Clark, nan expected No. 1 prime by Indiana, arsenic 1 of nan apical players drafted connected April 15. Interest successful Reese and Clark has fueled nationwide liking successful women's assemblage basketball, bringing prices of nan women's Final Four games higher than those of nan men's. 

"We're seeing a seismic displacement successful nan world of sports, acknowledgment to athletes for illustration Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and others who are captivating audiences pinch their talent and prima power," Chris Leyden, SeatGeek's maturation trading director, told CBS MoneyWatch earlier this week. "This displacement is mostly driven by nan potent marque powerfulness these athletes wield, fueling unprecedented request for this year's March Madness tournament."

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