BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU women’s basketball Angel Reese was named to Tuesday’s Preseason AP All-America Team while Aneesah Morrow and Hailey Van Lith earned honorable mention accolades heading into the season.
The Tigers’ first exhibition is in the PMAC at 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 26 against East Texas Baptist. The game will be free for all fans to attend.
Reese is entering her second season at LSU and is coming off a season in which she led the Tigers to their first National Championship and was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.
A unanimous First-Team All-America last season, Reese set the NCAA record with 34 double-doubles throughout the season after beginning the season with an LSU record 23 consecutive double-doubles. She led the SEC in scoring (23.0 ppg) and rebounding (15.4 rpg), becoming the fourth player in conference history to lead the league in both categories. Reese also set SEC record in total rebounds (555), free throws made (240) and free throw attempts (339). Her 830 points were the third most ever by an LSU player in a season.
Van Lith is entering her first year at LSU after transferring from Louisville. ESPN tabbed her as the top player in this year’s transfer portal.
Over the past three seasons, Van Lith was one of the top players in the ACC and in the country. Last season she was on the First-Team All-ACC and was an AP All-America honorable mention. She averaged 19.7 points, 3.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game last season and was the only player in America other than Iowa’s Caitlin Clark who averaged at least 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Over the Summer, Van Lith claimed a Gold Medal with Team USA at the 3×3 FIBA World Cup.
Morrow is entering her first season at LSU after transferring to LSU over the summer and was rated as the No. 2 player in the transfer portal.
A double-double machine, Morrow has 53 double-doubles in 66 career games. She led the Big East in rebounding both of the past two seasons and finished second in the conference in scoring both years. Last season Morrow averaged 25.7 points (No. 4 in NCAA) and 12.2 rebounds (No. 7 in NCAA). She and Angel Reese were the only two players in the country to rank in the Top 10 nationally in both scoring and rebounding. As a freshman during the 2021-22 season, both the WBCA and USBWA tabbed Morrow as the National Freshman of the Year.
(Press release provided by LSU Athletics)