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Angel Reese expresses delight as Chicago Sky faithful sell out her 2024 WNBA jersey



Incoming Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese has demonstrated her popularity after revealing that her jersey sold out within a week after the 2024 WNBA Draft. The former Louisiana State University star was picked seventh overall in the draft.As Angel Reese transitions to the professional level, she emerges as one of the most marketable players in women’s basketball and a household name in the sport.

She expressed gratitude to her fans for their support in purchasing her jersey in a post on X (formerly Twitter), saying:
“My jersey already being sold is crazy i love yalllll”

Caitlin Clark, the first overall pick heading to the Indiana Fever, also accomplished the feat of selling out her jersey.Reese’s move to the professional ranks will be intriguing as she becomes part of the Chicago Sky’s draft class alongside Kamilla Cardoso, a standout frontcourt player from South Carolina chosen third overall.Before being drafted, Angel Reese expressed excitement about the prospect of starting a new chapter in her career as a college star transitioning to the professional level.
“I want to start at the bottom again,” she told Vogue. “I want to be a rookie again and build myself back up; I want to be knocked down and learn and grow at the next level.”
In her final run with LSU, she averaged 18.6 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Reese won an ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete in 2023.

Angel Reese’s contract is estimated at around $324,383, with payments of $73,439 in 2024, $74,090 in 2025, $82,399 in 2026 and an option for $93,636 in 2027, according to Spotrac.In contrast, the rookie contract of Washington Wizards’ Bilal Coulibaly, the seventh pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, amounts to a bigger four-year, $30,075,132 deal.Caitlin Clark, the top pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, is slated to earn $338,056 in her rookie contract. Alongside her contract, she has secured numerous Name, Image, and Likeness endorsements.Her net worth is estimated to be approximately $1.8 million, largely driven by her endorsements, according to On3. She ranked eighth for most NIL earnings earlier this year.Reese has secured 17 different sponsorship deals with major brands like PlayStation, Raising Cane’s, McDonald’s, Coach, Wingstop, Outback Steakhouse and Amazon, valued at around $1.7 million.She also endorses Sports Illustrated, Calvin Klein, Reebok, ZOA Energy, Amazon, Starry, PlayStation, Mielle Organics, JanSport, Topps, Beats by Dre, Tampax and Airbnb.

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