Angel Reese Reveals Why She Was Absent For Four Games

Angel Reese Reveals Why She Was Absent For Four Games

12/01/2023 12:00 AM EST by Hot97 Staff

Angel Reese explains the reason for her four-game absence.

We previously reported that the "Bayou Barbie" spoke out after fans noticed she was absent from the Tigers game at Southeastern Louisiana on a week ago. "Please don't believe everything you read," Angel wrote via Twitter after fans speculated, she was absent due to low GPA. 

"It's a boost having her back," LSU coach Kim Mulkey said. "She's a tremendous player, one of the best in the country. She gives us a good matchup with [Elizabeth] Kitley, but it's not just for this game -- it's for the rest of the season."

During a recent press conference, Angel explains her break was for her mental health. "Taking time to yourself is really important. I feel like it's just something important, resetting, refocusing within the team. I'm just happy to be back. My mental health is the most important before anything and I'm gonna make sure I'm okay before anything because I don't wanna cause any harm or cancer in the locker room. I want to people realize that I'm not just an athlete. I'm a human, too. I go through things," Reese said after LSU's win over Virginia Tech.