The current state of affairs regarding the LSU women’s basketball team involves a substantial controversy stemming from the nonattendance of exceptional player Angel Reese.
It is widely speculated that her absence was due to her grades; however, she has categorically denied these claims. On Friday, Reese was absent from the Cayman Islands Classic basketball tournament matchup against Niagara.
As a result of the attention surrounding her case, she has been absent from the Lady Tigers basketball team for the third time this season.
The most recent information indicates that she did not accompany the team on its Saturday trip to Virginia to face LSU. This would be the fourth consecutive game in which she is absent.
Additionally, her recent social media post following LSU’s triumph serves as an indication of her current emotional state.
Angel Reese communicates via social media.
Since rumors began to circulate that Reese was experiencing academic difficulties, she has exhibited defensive and combative behavior toward anyone who challenges her.
She even shared a video featuring Deion Sanders narrating the famous line, “What would make you believe I care about your opinion of me?”
Since then, she has maintained an active social media presence on Thanksgiving Day. Angel Reese is ecstatic for her team despite being ruled out of the Cayman Classics; she posted a photo of them to her Instagram stories following their victory.
The photograph was uploaded to the official Instagram account of LSU with the accompanying caption “Island Victory.”
The situation is deteriorating further as a result of Reese’s exclusion from Saturday’s game, and no one is responding to media inquiries.
In regard to Reese, Coach Kim Mulkey declined to comment when contacted. She refrained from confirming whether or not Reese would resume socializing with her colleagues in the Cayman Islands.
The absence of Angel Reese in Cayman classics
During their 99-65 victory over Niagara at the Cayman Islands Classic, LSU encountered a dual setback.
In addition to Sa’Myah Smith’s right knee injury that occurred in the first quarter, Kateri Poole and Angel Reese were both absent. Without Reese and Poole, the group left for the Cayman Islands.
After the contest, Reese’s coach Kim Mulkey provided an update, stating, “You will know when she returns.” Uncertain is the date of Reese’s anticipated return to the team. Mulkey declared that she would furnish additional information concerning Poole’s absence upon the team’s return to Baton Rouge.