Angel Reese dismisses haters after winning major honor for efforts in dominant three-win week

Angel Reese has been dominant over the past week for the LSU women’s basketball team, helping the Tigers to three wins and earning top national honors for her performances.

After LSU star Angel Reese earned Naismith National Player of the Week honors on Monday, she issued a comment that seemingly signaled she had little appetite for continued negativity from rival fans.

Reese has helped LSU go on a six-game winning run

“Have a GREAT day to LSU fans and LSU fans only for supporting us through 3 games in 7 days!” she wrote on X, replicating a stance she’s taken all season.

The 21-year-old has played an integral role in a six-game winning run in the SEC, and LSU is now in strong position to earn at least a No. 3 seed at the NCAA Tournament.

In a 81-58 victory over Texas A&M last Monday, Reese recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds before registering a monster 25 points and 20 rebounds in a 71-66 win against Auburn on Thursday.

The forward backed up that performance against Tennessee by grabbing another 16 rebounds to go with 11 points in a 75-60 win. Reese has secured at least 15 rebounds in three successive games has continued to be a double-double machine under head coach Kim Mulkey.

Against the Volunteers, the Baltimore native surpassed 2,000 career points in the NCAA, which made her just the sixth player in LSU history to achieve the feat.

She is also the fifth active player to have both 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Reese averages the most points and rebounds in the SEC at 19.1 and 12.9 respectively.

Angel Reese earned national recognition for her performances across three LSU wins last week.

Should she end the season still at the top of those respective leaderboards, the NCAA champion could join Wendy Scholtens as the only player to do so in consecutive seasons.

Tennessee is a very physical team, which made it difficult for the Reese and the Tigers. However, head coach Kim Mulkey prepared her troops for what was to come and explained why Reese was made to work so hard for her buckets.

“I think that we knew that coming in,” she said to reporters. “I think it was just [Key’s] size altering shots. We did miss a lot of layups, but I will always give credit to the defense, so I think [their] size had a lot to do with Angel missing shots.”

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