Angel Reese
Tony Gutierrez—AP

Angel Reese is having more than just a moment. She’s just getting started. Earlier this year, she helped Louisiana State University win its first-ever women’s basketball national title and, in the process, happened to set a record by tallying 34 double-doubles, the most in a single season in women’s college-basketball history. There’s really only one time you won’t see me cheering for Angel, and it’s when she plays against my alma mater, the University of Tennessee. It’s all well and good … but I still bleed orange.

She’s ripping the sport open and tearing back the layers. Basketball is about work, effort, and energy, and Angel always brings all three. Her tenacity and confidence on the court make her such an exciting player to watch—it’s incredible to see her stand in her power and make such a big impact on women’s basketball, especially this early in her career.

Parker is an WNBA player for the Las Vegas Aces

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