LSU star Angel Reese can add another accolade to her already impressive resume: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model.
Reese swapped a purple T-shirt for a purple bikini in snaps published by Sports Illustrated on Monday. She just finished a national championship with the Tigers.
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«Angel Reese is a phenomenal basketball player,» said SI Swimsuit editor-in-chief MJ Day. «She’s an All-American and was named the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player. While of course we’re here to celebrate her incredible achievements and athleticism, it wouldn’t be an IF moment in a swimsuit if it wasn’t we’d be shining.» a light on Angel’s accomplishments off the court.
«Angel is combating double standards in sports, especially for women. She is making a name for herself as a fierce competitor and an equally fierce advocate for the growth of the game of women’s basketball. Her intensity, drive and passion to be herself unapologetically and speaking out for what she believes in is helping advance the needle for women in sports and is freeing the next generation to feel seen and heard.Our goal here is to help empower as many women as we can, and we’re beyond excited to do that with Angel Reese in the 2023 edition.»
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Reese came under the national spotlight when her trash talk with Iowa star Caitlin Clark went viral on social media. She also backed him up. He had 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals to help LSU defeat Iowa 102-85. She was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
The valuation of the name, image and likeness of the former Maryland player stands at $1.4 million, according to On3 Sports.
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Reese and Olivia Dunne have done the swimsuit issue as LSU Tigers athletes.