Fans Loved Angel Reese’s Powerful Line About Wanting to Hit ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ as a WNBA Rookie

Fans Loved Angel Reese’s Powerful Line About Wanting to Hit ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ as a WNBA Rookie

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Former LSU star Angel Reese didn’t have to wait long to hear her name get called at Monday night’s WNBA draft, as the Chicago Sky selected her with the No. 7 pick.

Reese celebrated the moment with a big hug from LSU coach Kim Mulkey, and then later during her press conference she got deep when talking about why she decided to forgo her final year of eligibility at LSU and make the jump to the WNBA.

“I wanted more for myself,” Reese said. “I wanted to start over. I feel like I had been at a high since the national championship and I want to hit rock bottom. I want to be a rookie again. I want to be knocked down by vets and I want to be able to get up and grow and be a sponge. I’m just super excited to play with amazing players and against amazing players. This league is really competitive and I’m a competitive player so I want to play against the best players.”

— Meghan L. Hall (@ItsMeghanLHall) April 16, 2024

Fans loved that mindset:

This is the kind of mentality that’s going to take her far. You have to be a student, always.

— Mary Eliz🦋 (@xmaryeliz) April 16, 2024

summer in Chicago just got a LOT better.

love her mentality, she embraces the challenges to help her grow. a winner!

— Melissaidhuh⁉️ (@MsMeliss) April 16, 2024

This is a PHENOMENAL answer.

— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) April 16, 2024

Great mentality going into professional level. Knowing that you have to start over again to establish ya name #BaltimoreMade

— Quess (@pointgameQ) April 16, 2024

she hungry. Angel Reese is going to be such an exciting player to watch

— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 16, 2024

So many can learn from this regardless of sport. Don’t seek comfort of being a big fish in a small pond. Go push yourself against the best no matter the outcome.

— DeAndre Hollier (@CoachDre_QB) April 16, 2024

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