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LSU star Reese declares for WNBA draft

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LSU star Angel Reese declared for the WNBA draft, she told Vogue's Leah Faye Cooper in Wednesday's issue of the magazine.

Reese said her decision to break the news through Vogue was inspired by Serena Williams' retirement announcement, which the tennis star made through the publication.

"I've done everything I wanted to in college," Reese said. "I've won a national championship, I've gotten (SEC) Player of the Year, I've been an All-American. My ultimate goal is to be a pro - and to be one of the greatest basketball players to play, ever. I feel like I'm ready."

Reese is widely projected to be a first-round pick in April.

The 6-foot-3 forward enjoyed a solid senior year despite a slight dip in some of her numbers. She averaged 18.6 points, 13.4 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.9 steals, and one block across 33 appearances this season.

LSU bowed out to Iowa on Monday evening in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Reese earned Most Outstanding Player honors as she led the Tigers to their first-ever national title in 2023.

The reigning SEC Player of the Year spent the first two seasons of her collegiate career at Maryland. She was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2021 before capturing All-Big Ten first-team honors the following year.

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