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ESPN lists LSU’s Angel Reese, Aneesah Morrow among top players in women’s NCAA Tournament

LSU stars Angel Reese and Aneesah Morrow have racked up quite a few accolades since the conclusion of the regular season.

Reese is the SEC Player of the Year, and both have been featured on All-SEC and All-American lists. So, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the pair are among the best players in the entire 2024 NCAA women’s tournament.

ESPN recently put out its rankings of the 25 best players in the field, and both Reese and Morrow made the cut. Reese cracked the top 10, coming in at No. 10 after becoming the first SEC player in more than 30 years to lead the league in scoring and rebounding in back-to-back seasons.

Reese ranks second in Division I in rebounding, one of LSU’s biggest strengths and a key to the Tigers defending their national championship. They are third in D-I — and first among Power 5 teams — on the boards (46.5 RPG). Only five players have repeated as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player; the last to do so was UConn’s Breanna Stewart, who won the honor all four of her seasons (2013-2016). Reese could repeat this year, but LSU first must get through what looks like the toughest region just to advance to the Final Four.

Morrow comes in just a few spots later at No. 15.

Morrow didn’t get a chance to play in the NCAA tournament last season; her team then, DePaul, didn’t make the field. She transferred to LSU and has formed a powerful duo with Reese. Morrow is second on the team in scoring and rebounding, and leads in steals and blocked shots. She might be the X factor for LSU in this NCAA tournament because she’s so capable of huge performances.

Mikaylah Williams, the SEC Freshman of the Year, was also listed as an honorable mention for the Tigers.

Coach Kim Mulkey’s team is a No. 3 seed in the tournament and will begin its run on Friday afternoon against Rice at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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