LSU star Angel Reese’s college popularity brings her CONSEQUENCES

Angel Reese opens up about her experiences after the famous win against Iowa.

LSU star Angel Reese’s college popularity brings her CONSEQUENCES

Angel Reese (LSU Official Website)

Following her victory in the college women’s basketball national championship, where she led her team to a triumphant 102-85 win against Iowa, Angel Reese, a prominent player, bravely shared her post-championship experiences. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she opened up about the unexpected challenges that accompanied her newfound fame. While basking in the spotlight, Reese realized the negative effects it brought, shedding light on the less glamorous aspects of her college life.


After charming the crowd with John Cena’s famous “You Can’t See Me Gesture” aimed at Caitlin Clark from Iowa, Angel Reese’s popularity soared as the match raked in a staggering 9.9 million views, propelling women’s basketball to even greater heights in the country. Unfortunately, the immense fame led her to shift to online classes in college, a necessary step to managing the overwhelming attention stemming from the viral clips.

As sportspersons get famous in their teenage years, they fail to tackle it well. Reese, too, has been a victim of the same as she gets hoarded by her fans in college and hence has been forced to complete her academics online. She said, “I don’t feel like I’m a celebrity, but I think a lot of people look at me as a celebrity now because of the impact I’ve had on not just women’s basketball, but sports in general, and Black women. Things have changed for me.

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What else changed for Angel Reese after the finals?

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Angel Reese’s team after she won (image via Twitter)

After her final victory turned her into a sudden celebrity, Angel Reese gained more than just fame. She secured endorsement deals worth $1.3 million from major names like Coach, Amazon, and Mercedes Benz. This has made her one of the top-earning college athletes globally, not just in the USA.


According to her, “School’s first, basketball is next. I wouldn’t be here without school and basketball, so that’s my priority.” Examining her statements, it’s evident that Angel Reese hasn’t let fame and money cloud her focus. She remains determined to finish her college education and carve out an even more prominent place for herself in the professional basketball arena.

In addition, Angel Reese has been actively contributing to the community through her own foundation, the Angel C. Reese Foundation, with a focus on empowering women. As she continues to make a significant impact in the basketball community, it will be intriguing to observe her trajectory – whether she remains grounded despite her fame or evolves into a true sensation.

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