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LSU star Angel Reese advocates for WNBA expansion in Harper’s Bazaar

Angel Reese celebrates LSU's win over Virginia Tech in the 2023 Final Four. (Grace Bradley/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Angel Reese is all for WNBA expansion.

Named one of 14 Harper Bazaar icons for 2023 by the famed fashion magazine, the LSU women’s basketball star notes that her goal is to play in the WNBA, but she also wants to pursue a career as a model to “tap into both sides” of herself.

“A lot of people don’t see women’s basketball players being able to do both,” she said. “I want to push that new narrative of being able to be cute off court but when you get on the court, just being able to ball.”

Next in her sights, however, is another national championship with the Tigers. As part of LSU’s reloaded roster, which includes major offseason acquisitions in Haley Van Lith and Aneesah Morrow, that’s certainly possible.

And when her college career is done, Reese wants to make her name in the WNBA. But she wants to make sure the league has room for all of the up-and-coming college stars.

“That’s my biggest thing [with] college, just walking out national champion and getting a degree. Then going into the WNBA,” she said. “I hope that there will be more teams so that everybody has an opportunity, because there are so many great players and they currently only have 144 [roster spots] in the league. I want the WNBA to grow.

“So hopefully, by the time I and Caitlin Clark and all these other players go out, there will be opportunities for others to get on a team.”