There's no question that LSU's Angel Reese is one of the top college basketball players in the country, but that won't stop her from getting snubbed.
Reese was in consideration for the Naismith and Wade National Player of the Year awards, but she was left off the list of the four finalists.
"I really try to not look at many of those [lists], because Angel's not even a finalist for two of them ... which is a shock to me, that Angel is not one of the four best players in the country," Mulkey said.
The four players who were named finalist this week were Elizabeth Kitley of Virginia Tech, Maddy Siegrist of Villanova, Caitlin Clark from Iowa and Aliyah Boston from South Carolina. Indiana's Mackenzie Holmes joins the latter three names as finalists for the Wade award.
Angel Reese has averaged 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds, both of which rank in the top five of the country. She's also logged double-doubles in 30 of 32 games, setting a new LSU record. Reese, a sophomore, also came up big in the Tigers' biggest game to date, logging 25 points, 24 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 assists and 3 steals in a 66-42 victory over Michigan to punch a ticket to the Sweet Sixteen.
"It's not your opinion or my opinion that matters, it's what she does on the floor," Mulkey said.
Reese and the Tigers are back in action in Greenville at 4 p.m. Friday when they face of with No. 2 seed Utah on ESPN.