NewsAngel Jackson Scores Only HBCU Draft Pick To WNBA

Angel Jackson Scores Only HBCU Draft Pick To WNBA

Angel Jackson of the Jackson State Tigers will begin her historic WNBA career with the Las Vegas Aces.

Jackson will enter the professional sports world with the Las Vegas Aces, the team announced during the draft selection on April 15. The Aces, who recently won back-to-back WNBA Championships, selected the HBCU star as the No. 36 pick overall in the third round.

— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) April 16, 2024

Her selection into the WNBA is a big win for HBCU sports, with Jackson State Coach Tomekia Reid congratulating her former player on the accomplishment.

“I’m super proud of Angel Jackson on being selected tonight for the Las Vegas Aces,” Reed told the Clarion Ledger. She came into our program doing great things and never looked back. She trusted our leadership, and we were able to develop her into an amazing player. I have watched her improve tremendously over the years.

She added, “I am proud that we are able to do great things right in our HBCU community. I know Angel will do a great job once she lands in Vegas. She loves the game and has worked hard for this moment. I plan on being there with her for a brief moment when she touches in Vegas. I’m so happy her dream has come true. I am one proud coach.”

The WNBA season will begin on May 14 as Jackson prepares to make history yet again.

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Source: Black Enterprise


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