Following their National Championship victory against Iowa, LSU’s Angel Reese is the highest-paid player in college women’s basketball. Forbes also reported that Reese accumulated the most NIL deals amongst men’s and women’s basketball. Reese partnered with Caktus AI on Saturday. She announced the partnership in a video posted to her social media.
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The social media presence of many LSU players has increased following their National Championship victory. They are on social media and linked to some of the biggest names, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Saweetie, etc. Angel Reese received recognition on social media for speaking out against her controversial “in your face” video with Caitlin Clark. On the Big Podcast with Shaq, he spoke on the accomplishments and recent controversies surrounding Reese.
“Angel Reese’s probably the greatest athlete ever to come out of LSU Sports,” he said. “Did you hear what I just said? Male and female.”
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Angel Reese’s NIL valuation is valued at $1.3 million. According to On3, her NIL valuation increased from $371,000 after the championship game. Reese currently has over 17 NIL deals attached to her name. Reese has partnerships with top companies such as Canes, Sonic, DTLR, and Coach. Despite the attention she is receiving and the pressures, Reese stated on the I Am Athlete podcast that she is in no rush to switch to professional basketball. She is also ranked No. 13 on On3’s NIL 100 list, ranking ahead of LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels.
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“I’m not in a rush,” she said. “I’m chilling right now. I am in no rush to go to the league. The money I’m making is more than some of the people that are in the league that might be top players.”
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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. As soon as the confetti rained onto the court at after the championship game, Reese knew exactly what her future held. “The price just went up,” Reese exclaimed. She wasn’t wrong.