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LSU standout Angel Reese extends an unexpected invitation to Caitlin Clark, despite previously defeating Iowa’s top competitor for “The Dream” title.

Angel Reese, the LSU Tigers’ star player, has gained widespread recognition as one of the top college athletes in the nation. She rose to fame during the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s basketball tournament and has since continued her impressive journey, even earning the Best Breakthrough Athlete Award at this year’s ESPYs. While Angel has become an integral part of the LSU team, she originally played for the Maryland Terrapins during her freshman and sophomore years before transferring to LSU in 2022. In her first year with the team, the 6’3 forward helped lead them to victory in the NCAA championship, defeating Caitlin Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85.

Reese received criticism from reporters for her behavior during the Final, where she taunted Iowa’s Caitlin Clark. However, any previous animosity between the two has been put aside, as Reese recently extended an unexpected invitation to her rival months after their confrontation on the court, ultimately helping LSU secure their first ever women’s NCAA basketball championship title.

Angel Reese extends an invitation to Caitlin Clark of Iowa.

Angel Reese of LSU received criticism for her unsportsmanlike behavior towards Caitlin Clark during the NCAA Finals when she imitated John Cena’s ‘you can’t see me’ gesture. Reese snatched ‘The Dream’ from her rival, causing much controversy. Despite this, Clark later dismissed the incident as a normal part of competitive sports and stated that she would have done the same thing.

/ Kirby Lee

The final round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four tournament between Louisiana State and Iowa will take place on April 2, 2023 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. In the second half, Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) attempted a three-point basket against LSU Lady Tigers guard Alexis Morris (45). This image, taken by Kirby Lee, is for editorial use only and is copyrighted by xKirbyxLeex. Image credits go to Imago and Kirby Lee with the file name 20230402_add_al2_166.

Clark’s remarks set the stage for a developing competition as the two upperclassmen gear up for their last year of college athletics. Despite playing on different teams, Reese recently reached out to her rival by extending an unexpected invitation to Caitlin Clark, effectively ending any animosity between them.

During LSU’s recent media day preparations, Reese expressed her appreciation for her rival, Caitlin. In a surprising turn, she extended an invitation to her, saying “I have always enjoyed competing against Caitlin since our days in AAU. It has always been a fun and competitive experience. Perhaps one day, we could even be teammates.”

Angel Reese, also known as “Bayou Barbie”, gained a huge following of over 1,930,000 fans through her success at LSU. She recently made a decision similar to Olivia Dunne’s.

Although Angel Reese’s taunt of ‘you can’t see me’ received a lot of attention during the Finals, it couldn’t overshadow the impressive season that she and Caitlin had. Both women put up extraordinary numbers throughout the year.

Last season, Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark put up impressive statistics.

Reese, also known as the Most Outstanding player of the tournament, had an average of 23.3 points and 15.6 rebounds per game, leading LSU to their first ever title. Despite winning the Most Outstanding Player award, her competitor surpassed her for the National Player of the Year award with an average of 27.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. In their Final Four game against South Carolina, she made an impressive 40 points and 8 assists.

Reese has now joined Olivia Dunne in her unusual decision. Will she be able to achieve the same success as last year, or is it Caitlin Clark’s turn to claim her first NCAA title? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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