Angel Reese has officially become the face of women’s college basketball. What comes with notoriety is a bunch of people dissecting everything she does and that includes how much money she brings in.
After leading LSU to a national championship victory over Caitlyn Clark and Iowa, the star forward saw her NIL valuation skyrocket to $1.3 million, according to On3 Sports.
The “Bayou Barbie” seemingly did not like people speaking about her finances, so she took to Twitter and told people to stay out of her money-earning business.
“Some of y’all stay in ppl’s pockets like mind YOUR business…count and stack YOUR own! smh,” basketball star A’ja Wilson wrote on Twitter.
“THIS! like what makes y’all think y’all know what’s in my pockets????” Reese replied.
Reese is now the highest-valued player in women’s college basketball and third highest among all female college athletes, only behind gymnasts Olivia Dunne and Sunisa Lee. Not only that but she is also ranked No. 13 on On3’s NIL 100 list, ranking ahead of LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels.
Before her team’s title run in the NCAA Tournament this year, Reese was at $371,000 in NIL valuation. However, her win as well as her taunting Caitlyn Clark launched her into another stratosphere. The “Bayou Barbie” tripled her social media following to 3.6 million as well as gaining $480,000 in NIL value.
Reese, who is only a sophomore and will play collegiate ball for at least one more year, averaged 23 points and 15.4 rebounds this past season.
With the way the money keeps coming in, she is likely to stay in college for the final two years to cash in, because she would actually be making so much less playing in the WNBA.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.