The NCAA sensation Angel Reese is gearing up for her WNBA draft. Having made a lot of noise in the past year, Reese is being considered a prime prospect in the upcoming WNBA draft. However, before she reaches the big stage, WNBA star A’ja Wilson has a word of advice for the 21-year-old.
Reese is still in her last year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 waiver. However, the big moment in her career is not far enough now. Wilson said, “She [Reese] got a couple years to grow, just to let it translate over. It’s gonna be tough and hard because our league is so tough. Like…we got some dawgs at every position.” Wilson has five years experience of playing in the WNBA, so she is an ideal person to advise the youngster who is on the verge of getting her big break.
Wilson said that Reese possesses several qualities that will make her a good basketball player in the league. However, the 2x WNBA champion said that she will still need some time before she is league-ready. She said that there is a lot of talent in the WNBA and the competition is cutthroat, so Reese will have to work harder to secure a starting position.
Reese still has a year left to become eligible for the WNBA draft.Reese has been one of the most talked-about names in the basketball world this year. Her NCAA championship run created a kind of hype around her name that very few athletes get to experience. However, the LSU star was placed in the eighth position in ESPN’s mock draft 2024. This was a surprise to many and even her coach Kim Mulkey had a few words to say after the projection.