Angel Reese Says ‘I’m A Rookie But I’m Gonna Be Vocal’ While Speaking About Entering The WNBA

Angel Reese

Angel Reese Says ‘I’m A Rookie But I’m Gonna Be Vocal’ While Speaking About Entering The WNBA

Basketball star Angel Reese isn’t letting her WNBA rookie status interfere with her confidence.

The newly drafted Chicago Sky player recently shared her mindset on being a newcomer to the WNBA, making it clear that she doesn’t plan to hold anything back.

Angel Reese

Angel Reese opened up about the matter during a recent interview with a local Chicago reporter. The 21-year-old explained that despite the upcoming season being her first in the league, she plans to speak up for herself and her teammates. She stated:

“I don’t know if they’ve ever had a rookie be so confident coming in…Being able to be super vocal, being able to just step up for them and be there for them. So, I try to be everything I can for this team and I know my mentality every day coming into practice is going to be helpful … even though I’m a rookie.”

Going on to speak about her new Chicago Sky teammates, she added:

“I feel super comfortable. We had a dinner before we even started training camp and I told them, I was like, ‘I’m a rookie but I’m gonna be vocal. I’m gonna be confident…I’m going to push everybody in practice because I know the greatness out of all of you guys. I’ve watched you guys since you were in college. I watched you guys as pros because I admired to be here one day.”

As we previously covered, Angel Reese was drafted No. 7 overall to the Windy City team during the 2024 WNBA draft held last month. The former Louisiana State University Tiger gained widespread notoriety last year after leading her college team to an exciting victory over #1 WNBA draft pick Caitlin Clark who played for Iowa at the time. The hooper’s on-the-court rivalry set up a showdown that many tuned in to witness and brought major attention to the game of women’s basketball.

Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese

Reese added in the interview that she plans to keep up the momentum by excelling at the game and quieting her haters. She stated:

“A lot of people didn’t think I would get drafted top 10…I’m super confident in who I am and I know what I can do and my capabilities … I’m not scared of anybody,”

Angel Reese

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Authored by: Kay Johnson