Coach Mulkey confirmed her exit
Angel Reese, a top player for LSU women’s basketball, offered words of love and encouragement to Kateri Poole, who is no longer a member of the Tigers team.
“Forever my dawg! You know I love you & 10 behind you,” Reese posted in a story on Instagram.
It was directed at Poole, who wore the number 10 jersey, and also tagged her in a post.
Poole’s exit confirmed
Coach Kim Mulkey of LSU confirmed Poole’s departure from the team on Sunday night following their 83-53 win over Louisiana.
Mulkey also made it clear that there is no chance of Poole rejoining the roster, making her departure from the program a definitive one.
The junior guard hadn’t played for the squad in a few weeks and hadn’t been on the court since the game against Southeastern Louisiana on November 15.
That evening in Hammond, Poole played for five minutes and finished with one point and one assist.
She was the first to inquire about the outstanding center’s interest in joining Mulkey’s team by calling the former transfer from Maryland.
Reese visited the campus in Baton Rouge and made up her mind to go to LSU right away.
During LSU’s march to the national championship a year ago, Poole played a big role as she started the last five NCAA Tournament games and offered strong defense.