LSU star Angel Reese laments increased scrutiny since national title win: ‘Haven’t had peace’


LSU women’s basketball star Angel Reese recalled her meteoric rise to fame after profitable the nationwide championship final season to just about main the staff again to the Remaining 4 Monday.

Reese fouled out of LSU’s loss to Iowa. 

She scored 17 factors and grabbed 20 rebounds, however the staff was unable to cease the lethal leap shot of Caitlin Clark.

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LSU ahead Angel Reese reacts in the course of the fourth quarter of an Elite Eight sport in opposition to Iowa in the course of the NCAA Event Monday, April 1, 2024, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Picture/Mary Altaffer)

“I’ve been via a lot,” Reese stated. “I’ve seen a lot. I’ve been attacked so many instances, demise threats. I’ve been sexualized. I’ve been threatened. I’ve been so many issues, and I’ve stood robust each single time.

“I simply attempt to stand robust for my teammates as a result of I don’t need them to see me down and never be there for them. I’m nonetheless a human. All this has occurred since I gained the nationwide championship. I haven’t had peace since then.”

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Angel Reese and Flau'jae Johnson

LSU ahead Angel Reese, middle, and LSU guard Flau’jae Johnson, proper, speak as Reese leaves the courtroom in the course of the fourth quarter of an Elite Eight sport in the course of the NCAA Event Monday, April 1, 2024, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Picture/Mary Altaffer)

Reese was thrust into the nationwide highlight in her first season at LSU. She guided the Tigers to a win over the Hawkeyes, and her hard-nosed play and trash-talking instantly made her one of many prime stars within the sport. Reese additionally scored a handful of NIL offers, together with a spot as a mannequin within the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit version.

“All people can have their opinion on Angel Reese, however y’all don’t know her,” LSU guard Flau’jae Johnson stated. “I do know the actual Angel Reese, and the particular person I see each day is a powerful particular person, is a caring, loving particular person. However the crown she wears is heavy. She’s the kind of teammate that’s going to make you imagine in your self.”

Reese is now weighing whether or not she’ll return to LSU for a fifth and last collegiate season or head to the WNBA.

Angel Reese looks to pass

LSU ahead Angel Reese (10) appears to be like to go in opposition to Iowa ahead Addison O’Grady (44) in the course of the third quarter of an Elite Eight sport in the course of the NCAA Event Monday, April 1, 2024, in Albany, N.Y.  (Related Press )

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She had about 48 hours from the staff’s loss to make the choice.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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