Seen Next to $1,400,000 Rich Sister Angel Reese, Who Is 6’9, 230 Lb Monster Athlete Julian “Juju” Reese?

Published 05/10/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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The one name who took the basketball world by storm in recent times is Angel Reese. The LSU forward headlined an NCAA final with 9.9 million viewers, the most in women’s basketball history. Her animated matchups with Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and being a double-double machine caught the eyes of the basketball world. The Bayou Barbie as she goes is unapologetic in her style of basketball. Transferring to LSU, she became the force behind a national championship. Not just her, but even her cousin, Jordan Hawkins, lifted the men’s NCAA trophy playing for the UConn Huskies. But is there another in the Reese clan?

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Recently Reese has been sharing some snippets from her rich $1.4 million life with her followers. She even bought herself a brand-new Mercedes Benz. In another post, the 2023 Most Outstanding Player gave glimpses of a night of partying. Besides her was a towering 6,9″ giant. Just who is this guy? Well, let’s look at Julian “Juju” Reese.

Angel Reese has another star brother

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Julian Reese is the younger brother of LSU’s Angel Reese. A family of four, the sibling pair grew up in Maryland. Their mother, also named Angel, was a former basketball player. However, she never wanted a legacy. In fact, Angel left them free to choose their career with no pressure to be on the hardwood.

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“She let me do whatever. I ran track, I did volleyball, I did a little bit of swimming, gymnastics and cheer. She never put it on me that I had to play basketball because she did, so she let me experience and do whatever I wanted to do,” said Angel Reese during her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model interview.

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The Bayou Barbie would eventually choose basketball. As a youngster, her opponents would be Julian Reese and cousin Jordan, who she would beat. As you know very well, she became one of the top recruits in women’s basketball and recently, a face of college basketball. But what about her younger brother? Does he play basketball too?

Julian Reese plays basketball for Maryland

Much similar to his elder sister, Angel, Julian Reese, also gravitated towards basketball. He is a naturally gifted athlete with incredible body metrics. Julian is an explosive 6’9, 230lbs forward who can jump out of the gym.

He is currently a sophomore at Maryland, where his elder sister played for two seasons. Julian was a four-star recruit coming into the program. As a freshman, he never boomed, averaging just under 6 points per game. His physicality was a concern, there was not much game knowledge to his athleticism.

 

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Julian Reese had the chance to transfer and take the path his elder sister Angel took. However, he didn’t sway from the Terps, and under a new coaching system, became a defensive beast. As a sophomore, he led the team with 42 blocks to go with 27 steals. His scoring ascended to nearly 12 points per game along with 7.2 rebounds, all while shooting 63% from the field.

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Julian continues to improve on both ends of the floor. The Maryland coaches helped him use his natural frame and become a fine basketball star. Will he ever be at the status of his sister? We can’t tell for sure. But he won’t stop striving to be his best version as he continues to work and improve at the craft.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having composed close to 2000 articles, he aspires to manage his own team one day and is pursuing a top-tier college-level management program specializing in sports. Anuj's love for basketball blossomed after he started following the NBA a few years ago, and he decided to merge his writing skills with his understanding of this thrilling game.
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