Years ago, back when they were both still in grade school, Angel Reese and her little brother Julian played together on a rec league basketball team. “We both wore goggles,” Angel remembers, “so they called us the twins.” All these years later, Julian isn’t so “little” anymore—at 6-9, he’s got about six inches on his sister— and the days when they could share a lineup are long gone. But they’ve still got at least one thing in common. As Angel says, “Now we’re getting recruited by the same kind of schools.”
A 4-star prospect in the 2021 class, Julian’s getting plenty of attention, but his sister is on another level: Angel entered her senior season at Baltimore’s Saint Frances Academy as a 5-star prospect gunning for the top spot in 2020. At 6-3, she’s a true unicorn—” the kid can play five positions and guard five positions,” says her trainer, Jimmy Price—with a passion for the game that separates her from pretty much every other player in the nation.
“She’s a fierce competitor,” says her AAU coach, Ron James.
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