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LSU BIG FOUR: Aneesah Morrow Joins Angel Reese, Flau’jae Johnson, and Hailey Van Lith

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On Friday, All-America forward Aneesah Morrow announced her intention to transfer to LSU to play basketball.

“As a true competitor, I always dreamed of playing for a top-tier program,” Morrow said. “LSU’s rich history, support, and passion for all sports teams caught my attention. The atmosphere on my official visit was electric, and the fan base is incredibly passionate about their team. I was drawn to this kind of environment because I’ve always dreamed about playing for a university that had that. Furthermore, the opportunity to play in the SEC against some of the nation’s best teams.”

With the addition of Morrow, the top two players in this year’s portal have joined LSU. Hailey Van Lith, the top-rated player in this year’s transfer portal, announced her transfer to LSU last Thursday. Morrow is the portal’s No. 2 rated player this year, according to ESPN.

“Aneesah is coming to LSU as one of the premier scorers and rebounders in the country over the past two seasons,” Coach Kim Mulkey said. “She has the ability to stretch the floor offensively with her range and brings an aggressive style of play that Tiger fans are going to love. We are excited to welcome Aneesah to Baton Rouge!”

Many players from the Tigers’ national championship team, including All-America Angel Reese and SEC Freshman of the Year Flau’jae Johnson, are returning for the upcoming season.

With the additions of Morrow from DePaul and Van Lith from Louisville, as well as the top-rated incoming freshman class in the country, the Tigers are stacked with talent heading into the 2023-24 season.

Morrow, Johnson, and Reese were chosen on Thursday to compete in the 2023 USA Women’s Basketball AmeriCup Team Trials, which will be held May 11-15 in Colorado Springs. LSU is the only university in the country with three representatives at the team trials. UCLA and USC are the only other two programs with multiple participants.

Over the course of 66 games, Morrow has recorded a double-double 53 times. She was second only to Villanova’s All-American Maddy Siegrist in scoring both seasons and led the Big East in rebounding the previous two seasons.

Last season, Morrow averaged 25.7 points (fourth in the NCAA) and 12.2 rebounds (seventh in the NCAA) per game. She and Reese were the only two players in the country to rank in the top ten in scoring and rebounding.

Morrow demonstrated her ability to make an impact from the start of her college career. Morrow was named National Freshman of the Year in her first college season by the US Basketball Writers Association and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

She started all 33 games as a freshman at DePaul in 2021-22, leading the team with 21.9 points per game and 13.8 rebounds per game. She finished third in the country in field goals, sixth in total points, ninth in steals, and eleventh in both points per game and defensive rebounds per game.

Morrow was the first player to accomplish that feat in college basketball since 2010 when she scored 30 points and grabbed ten rebounds in three consecutive games during her freshman campaign.

At Simeon High School, where Morrow competed in high school sports, she helped the team to its first Class 3A state championship in 2020 with a 35-2 record. As a senior, she got chosen for the First Team All-Illinois.


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5 comments

Roy May 5, 2023 - 6:16 PM

How did the NCAA let this happen?

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Will May 5, 2023 - 6:09 PM

Nawh this worst then KD joining the Warriors.

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Spencer May 5, 2023 - 6:07 PM

This is unfair

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Tony May 5, 2023 - 6:01 PM

This should be illegal

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