Another honor has been bestowed upon Louisiana State University basketball player, Angel Reese after her memorable season this past year.
According to a Twitter post released by the university, a basketball court has been named in honor of the NCAA champion in Baltimore, MD.
Angel Reese Court
Now open for hooping in Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/Q8IfkGhUIr
— LSU Women’s Basketball (@LSUwbkb) July 17, 2023
According to CBS News, the newly renovated basketball court is located in Randallstown which is where the talented young lady grew up. At the dedication, she stated, “I go to LSU, but Baltimore, Randallstown, is always home for me.”
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and other local authorities were with Reese on Monday morning at the Scotts Branch Recreation Activity Center. The basketball court has been renamed Angel Reese Court.
“I just want to thank everybody for coming and to give hope to kids in the crowd that one day this can be you,” Reese said.
To add to her list of achievements this year, CBS News reported that she is also being given the key to the city on Tuesday. The mayor of Baltimore, Brandon Scott stated that Reese will be honored at the Baltimore City Hall Rotunda.
The energetic forward led her LSU basketball team to its first national championship earlier this year. She became the first player to record 25 points, 20 rebounds, and five blocks in an NCAA Women’s Tournament game since 2000. Reese was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 Final Four.
Before starting her collegiate career, she played for her high school basketball team while attending Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy. After graduating, she went to Maryland before transferring to Louisiana State University where she averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds to become a unanimous First-Team All-American.