Angel Reese, a standout player for LSU, is set to miss her third game in a row for undisclosed reasons.
Angel Reese was notably absent from the team before their recent game against Niagara, and reports suggest she didn't travel with the team to the Cayman Islands. She is also expected to miss the next game against Virginia.
Reese played in the first four games but was benched during a Nov. 14 game against Kent State. Coach Kim Mulkey described it as a "coach's decision" without providing further details.
Despite inquiries, Coach Mulkey has chosen not to disclose specific details about Angel's absence, only expressing hope for her quick return.
Angel Reese hasn't publicly commented on the situation, but she posted on social media urging people not to believe everything they read. She also shared a motivational video on Instagram.
Reese transferred to LSU in May 2022 after two successful years at Maryland. She was a unanimous All-American and played a crucial role in winning the NCAA tournament.
LSU's upcoming game is at home against Virginia Tech on Nov. 30, marking a Final Four rematch. The Tigers previously won against Virginia Tech with a score of 79-72.
Coach Mulkey expressed optimism about Angel's return, emphasizing her importance to the basketball team.
Reese's absence raises questions about the team's dynamics, given her significant role in leading LSU to victory in the national championship game.
With limited information available, there is ongoing speculation and interest surrounding the circumstances of Angel Reese's continued absence from the team.