LSU star Angel Reese posts cryptic message amid rumors about her playing status
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LSU basketball star Angel Reese made a cryptic post on social media Sunday as rumors swirl over why she’s been missing from the Tigers lineup.
Reese wasn’t with the team on Friday night during their 73-50 win over Southeastern Louisiana. She was benched for the second half of their 109-79 win against Kent State on Tuesday.
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LSU forward Angel Reese reacts to a call during the Mississippi Valley State game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
But as rumors swirl for the reason, Reese posted a message on X.
"Please don’t believe everything you read," she wrote.
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LSU coach Kim Mulkey offered a mysterious message as well on Friday night.
"Angel is part of this basketball team, and we hope to see her sooner than later," Mulkey said.
LSU's Angel Reese celebrates a three-point basket by teammate Mikaylah Williams against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
She offered no further explanation and didn’t take any additional questions about Reese. No LSU players were made available for postgame interviews.
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Reese started the first four games of the season and was averaging 17 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. LSU was 3-1 in that span with the only loss coming in the opener against Colorado.
Reese emerged as one of the top players in women’s college basketball last season as she