LSU forward Angel Reese has announced her decision to enter the WNBA draft, announcing her plans by speaking with Vogue Magazine. At 21 years old, Reese, who has already accomplished significant milestones in her college basketball career, including winning a national championship and being named SEC Player of the Year, feels ready to take the next step toward professional basketball.

In the interview, Reese explained her decision to announce her WNBA draft entry through Vogue, inspired by Serena Williams' retirement announcement in the same magazine. Reese's collegiate achievements have solidified her desire to pursue a career in professional basketball, aiming to be among the greatest in the sport.

During her time at LSU, Reese became a standout player and a fan favorite, earning the nickname "Bayou Barbie" for her unique style on and off the court. Her successful college career included a national championship victory and personal accolades such as being named the tournament's most outstanding player. Off the court, Reese has capitalized on the NIL era, securing endorsements from several high-profile brands.

Reese's announcement comes after a notable college career marked by both individual success and team achievements. Despite facing criticism related to the NIL era and balancing athletic commitments with personal endorsements, Reese has remained focused on her athletic goals, setting records and earning awards.

As Reese prepares to enter the WNBA, she is aware of the challenges ahead, including the competitive nature of the league and the transition from college to professional sports. Reese is ready to embrace these challenges, looking forward to starting from the bottom and working her way up in the professional game.

Congrats to Bayou Barbie on her next chapter and check out the full story here via Vogue.

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