The LSU women’s basketball team has gotten off to a solid start, and star player Angel Reese averaged 17 points and 10.3 rebounds in the first four games.
But the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 Women’s NCAA Tournament was away from the team during a game Friday.
“Angel was not in uniform. Angel is a part of this basketball team, and we hope to see her sooner than later,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said after the game.
Reese’s absence came just days after she was benched in the second half of a game Tuesday night against Kent State. Mulkey described Reese’s benching as a “coach’s decision.” But one of Reese’s former teammates appears to be sounding off about a possible rift between the Tigers’ star forward and head coach.
Alexis Morris spent two seasons with LSU and was a member of last season’s national championship team. She took to X, formerly Twitter, to share her thoughts about the situation.
“I never ever ever wanted to be at odds,