Baltimore Icon Angel Reese’s ‘Bayou Barbie Homecoming’ Set to Get LSU’s Tribute

Published 12/19/2023, 1:40 AM EST

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Angel Reese and the Lady Tigers will be in Maryland for their next challenge in the SEC. The defending champions are taking on the Coppin State Eagles there. But for the basketball barbie, this will be a homecoming sort of the visit. And many are already getting nostalgic about it.

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Angel Reese has been a prominent figure at LSU. The 21-year-old’s prolific performances led the Lady Tigers to their first national championships last season. However, before taking giant leaps in the LSU locker room, Reese was a stalwart in Baltimore.

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The official page of the LSU Tigers recently took to Instagram to share a post on Reese’s homecoming. The post captioned, “The Bayou Barbie is a Baltimore Icon” features multiple pictures of Reese at her alma mater. Apparently, Reese started her stellar college basketball career in Baltimore. Evidently, she was a five-star recruit and had scholarship offers from more than 24 NCAA Division I basketball programs. Eventually, she decided to announce her commitment to Maryland in 2019 as their highest-ranked recruit. Seemingly, her closeness to head coach Brenda Frese was the reason behind it.

The All-American represented the Maryland Terrapins from 2020-2022 as a power forward. She gave glimpses of her leadership qualities as a freshman. She made a dream collegiate debut for Maryland scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds. Following this, she led the Terrapins to win the Big Ten regular season and the tournament titles. As a sophomore, Angel led Maryland to the Sweet 16 of the 2022 NCAA tournament. Further, the 6 ft 3 in became the first Maryland player after Angie Scott in 1975 to finish with a double-double average.

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In addition to this, Reese also had an illustrious high school career in basketball.

A peek into Angel Reese’s high school days in Baltimore

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Angel Reese attended the St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland for four years. Moreover, she was a varsity basketball player under the mentorship of Jerome Shelton. Reese’s size and athletic abilities made her a versatile player as she had the potential to play in any of the five positions. She played a pivotal role in her team winning the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland.

In her sophomore season, Angel won the MVP in the Capital Classic tournament. Also, she led St. Frances to the IAAM A Conference title and was adjudged as the All-Metro Player of the Year by The Baltimore Sun.

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Angel Reese has been the backbone of any team she has been a part of. There is no denying that her talent and potential have made her the superstar she is today. It will be interesting to see how her trip turns out to be in her hometown. Fans will be eager to witness her exceptional skills at the very place where it all began for her.

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Shahryar Fazal

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