LSU Star Angel Reese Gets Drafted No.7 Pick for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky


April 15, 2024

Let’s go, Angel!

The 2024 WNBA Draft brought forth a wave of new talent, but one name stood out among the rest: Angel Reese. With a blend of athleticism, skill, and determination, Reese has emerged as a rising star in the next generation of women’s basketball. Tonight, Reese was drafted as the No. 7 pick for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.  As she embarks on her first steps into the league, let’s delve into the journey that led her to this pivotal moment.

Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Angel Reese’s passion for basketball ignited at a young age. Standing at 6-foot-3 with an impressive wingspan, Reese possessed the physical attributes that scouts dream of. However, it wasn’t just her physical prowess that set her apart; it was her work ethic and unwavering dedication to her craft. Reese poured countless hours into refining her game, tirelessly pushing herself to improve with each practice and game. In high school, she dominated, and in college, she shined bright. 


While beginning her collegiate career at the University of Maryland, where she became the highest-ranked recruit in the program’s history, Reese eventually decided to transfer to Louisiana State University (LSU) in her junior year. Under the leadership of Coach Kim Mulkey, Reese soared, dazzling fans and pundits alike with her exceptional play. At LSU, Reese became a household name, known best for her passion on the court and undeniable skill.

After a 94-87 loss to Iowa in this year’s NCAA tournament, Reese announced that she would declare for the WNBA draft

“I’ve done everything I wanted to in college. I’ve won a national championship, I’ve gotten [Southeastern Conference] Player of the Year, I’ve been an All-American. My ultimate goal is to be pro and to be one of the greatest basketball players to play, ever. I feel like I’m ready,” Reese told Vogue.


As the 2024 WNBA Draft approached, anticipation mounted regarding where Reese would land. Speculation ran rampant among fans and analysts, with many projecting her as a top pick. When the moment finally arrived, Reese’s name echoed throughout the arena as she was selected in the 7th round for the Chicago Sky, joining South Carolina Gamecocks player Kamilla Cardoso, who was the Chicago Sky’s third-round pick.

For Reese, hearing her name called was the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. It was a validation of her talents and a testament to the unwavering support of her family, coaches, and teammates. As she donned the jersey of her new team, Reese embarked on the next chapter of her basketball journey with determination and humility.


In the WNBA, Reese will face a new set of challenges as she squares off against the best players in the world. Yet, if her past is any indication, she is more than capable of rising to the occasion. With her boundless potential and unyielding passion, Angel Reese is poised to make a lasting impact on the league for years to come, and her journey is far from over.

Cover photo: LSU Star Angel Reese Gets Drafted No.1 Pick for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky/Photo Credit: Yahoo

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