Reese Named To Team USA; Morrow Invited To Camp
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – LSU’s Angel Reese was one of eight players selected late Sunday night to Team USA and will compete in the 2023 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup July 1-9 in León, Mexico.
The final roster will consist of 12 players and Aneesah Morrow is among five players that will be invited to training camp to compete for the final roster spots. Training camp will begin on June 22 in Colorado Springs.
The draw to determine two five-team preliminary groups for the 2023 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup was held May 10. The United States will face Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela as part of Group A.
The U.S. opens pool play against Venezuela on July 1, followed by Argentina on July 2, Brazil on July 4 and Cuba on July 5. If the USA advances, quarterfinals are scheduled for July 7 followed by semifinals on July 8 and the medal games on July 9. Game times and broadcast information will be announced later.
Since the event’s inception in 1993, the United States has captured four AmeriCup gold medals, including titles in 2019 and 2021. In addition to the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela will participate in the 2023 FIBA AmeriCup.
Reese had a historic All-America season at LSU, setting the NCAA record with 34 double-doubles throughout her first year in Baton Rouge and leading the Tigers to their first national championship. She was just the fourth player ever to lead the SEC in both scoring (23.0 ppg) and rebounding (15.4 rpg).
Morrow announced her decision to transfer to LSU from DePaul on May 5. She averaged 25.7 points (No. 4 in NCAA) and 12.2 rebounds (No. 7 in NCAA) per game last season. Throughout two seasons in college, Morrow has tallied 53 double-doubles in 66 career games.
Over the past season, Morrow and Reese were two of four total players with 800 points and 400 rebounds in a season over the last 20 D-I seasons.