Angel Reese pays tribute to A’ja Wilson’s empowering legacy as she receives new SEC honor

The LSU star celebrated Wilson’s love letter to black girls on her Instagram Stories

LSU's Angel Reese was named SEC Player of the Week on Tuesday

LSU’s Angel Reese was named SEC Player of the Week on TuesdayLAPRESSE

Known affectionately as Bayou Barbie, Angel Reese’s commitment to making a positive impact echoes through her actions both on and off the court.

Recently, WNBA luminary A’ja Wilson stirred hearts with her latest literary endeavor, “Dear Black Girls: How to be True to You,” a testament to empowerment and inspiration. Angel Reese’s response? Pure celebration.

Angel Reese looking to follow on A’ja Wilson’s footsteps

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Reese expressed her excitement for Wilson’s book, acknowledging its significance in empowering young black girls.

“So excited for this new read! Thank you A for being such an inspiration to me and other Black girls!” Reese wrote, reflecting the joy and gratitude inspired by Wilson’s work.

Wilson’s book draws from her own experiences growing up as a black girl in America, resonating deeply with Reese, who shares a similar journey of overcoming obstacles and breaking stereotypes.

Reese’s advocacy for black girls is not confined to words alone; she channels her beliefs into tangible actions, as exemplified by the Angel C. Reese Foundation.

Established with the aim of fostering opportunities and empowerment for underrepresented girls, Reese’s foundation is a beacon of hope.

Through initiatives such as basketball camps, financial literacy programs, and scholarship initiatives, Reese strives to uplift and empower young women, providing them with the tools they need to succeed.

Angel Reese continues SEC success

On Tuesday, Reese’s prowess on the court earned her an SEC Player of the Week honor for the 10th time in her career.

Her dominant performances against Vanderbilt and Alabama showcased her skill and determination, further solidifying her status as a standout athlete in the SEC.

In LSU’s victory over Vanderbilt, Reese’s stellar performance included 15 points and an impressive 16 rebounds, while against Alabama, she showcased her versatility with 27 points, 19 rebounds, and 6 assists.

With 15 double-doubles this season and an unbroken streak of double-figure scoring in all 57 games of her LSU career, Reese continues to make her mark as a force to be reckoned with in women’s basketball.

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