Apr 16, 2024 - Sports

Photos: Angel Reese shines at WNBA draft in backless dress

Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft

Angel Reese smiles on the red carpet at the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

LSU basketball star Angel Reese entered the WNBA with a bang Monday night in a hooded statement gown and a sparkly mouth grill.

The big picture: Reese was drafted by the Chicago Sky as the 7th overall pick.

  • LSU coach Kim Mulkey was in New York cheering on the Bayou Barbie at the sold-out ceremony.
  • Caitlin Clark was the No. 1 pick. She's heading to the Indiana Fever.

Here are some photos from the evening.

Photo shows Angel Reese and Kim Mulkey at the WNBA draft
Kim Mulkey and Angel Reese hug at the WNBA Draft 2024 held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York City. Photo: John Nacion/Sportico via Getty Images

Zoom in: Reese, Clark and other draftees used the evening to make a dramatic fashion statement.

Between the lines: The players often work directly with designers because their height prevents them from picking something off the rack, AP reports.

The details: Essence Martin designed a custom diamond grill for Reese, Marie Claire reports, and celebrity nail artist Angie Aguirre created a 3D French manicure.

What's next: Reese is one of the stars in the Prime Video docuseries called "The Money Game" to premiere later this year.

  • The show follows LSU athletes during the 2023-2024 season. Axios is one of the producers.
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese on the orange carpet at the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese on the orange carpet at the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Draftees Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese talk to the media on the Orange Carpet before the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Emily Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese talks to the media during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Mike Lawrence/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese poses for a portrait after being drafted by Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Draftee Angel Reese talks to the media on the Orange Carpet before the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Emily Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
The 2024 Draft Class poses for picture with Jake From State Farm before the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2025 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Melanie Fidler/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese looks on during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese smiles during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Melanie Fidler/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese on the orange carpet at the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese smiles on the orange carpet at the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024, in New York. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese talks to the media after being drafted by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 14, 2024 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo shows Angel Reese at the WNBA draft
Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark and Cameron Brink pose for a photo during the 2024 WNBA Draft on April 15, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Emily Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images

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