ESPN selects LSU’s Angel Reese national Player of Week

Reese also picks up her third SEC Player of Week honor this season

LSU forward Angel Reese. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics

LSU’s Angel Reese was named ESPN’s national Player of the Week on Monday after three dominant and historical performances leading into the Tigers’ holiday break.

A day later, Reese also earned her third SEC Player of the Week honor in six weeks the league announced Tuesday.

Reese had three more double-doubles against Lamar, Montana State and Oregon State. She has recorded a double-double in every one of LSU’s 12 games this season and is now tied with Sylvia Fowles for the fifth most double-doubles in a season.

Fowles had 12 total during the 2004-05 season. Reese’s 12-straight double-doubles is the longest streak by a Tiger since Fowles had 19 in a row during the 2006-07 season. She averaged 29 points, 16 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals.

The Baltimore, Maryland native, who is in her first season at LSU after transferring from Maryland, began her week with a career-high 32-point effort against Lamar.

In the Maui Classic, Reese scored 30 and had 13 rebounds, becoming the first player since Elaine Powell (1995-96) with consecutive 30+ point games.

Reese surpassed 1,000 career points in Sunday’s 87-55 win over Oregon State with 25 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. She joined Maree Jackson (12 20/20 games), Fowles (4), Julie Gross (2) and Cornelia Gayden (1) as the fifth player in school history in the 20/20 club.

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