Angel Reese Breaks WNBA Record for Consecutive Double-Doubles in Games

Angel Reese Breaks WNBA Record for Consecutive Double-Doubles in Games

Angel Reese has made history. The Chicago Sky rookie notched her 13th consecutive double-double on Sunday against the Seattle Storm, breaking WNBA legend Candace Parker’s record for consecutive double-doubles across multiple seasons. Reese, the No. 7 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft, has picked up double-doubles in every game since June 4. After she broke the record, fans praised her for making history in what has been an outstanding rookie year so far.

Chicago Sky @chicagosky🚨13TH CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE-DOUBLE🚨 The streak continues! #skytown

WNBA @WNBA In a league of her own 👏 With her 13th consecutive double-double, Angel Reese breaks Candace Parker’s record for most consecutive double-doubles over multiple seasons! #WelcometotheW


Ja Morant @JaMorant🔥

Chris Williamson @CWilliamson44 There it is angel Reese with 13 straight doubles nobody has done that ever in the wnba !!!

Tyrone @TheTyronePalmer Anytime you’re breaking a Candace Parker record, you’re doing something ridiculous. Shoutout to Angel Reese.

Maggie Hendricks @maggiehendricks Angel Reese breaking the double-double record IN THE THIRD QUARTER

Sporting News NBA @sn_nba Angel Reese making it look easy.

Hana 🏀 @HanaHoops Give Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark both ROTY because it’d be unfair for either of them to lose..

That Guy™ @Mr_Freshhh25 Angel Reese ROY

Darryl Glover @_Brotha_d Angel Reese… that is all.

Noa Dalzell 🏀 @NoaDalzellNBA This is an incredible record – Angel Reese has recorded more consecutive double-doubles than any WNBA player EVER, and she does it as a rookie

Being in the same conversation as Parker is an impressive feat on its own, but to do it as a rookie is even more impressive, and likely a sign of more to come for the rising star. Reese is averaging 13.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, living up to the hype she generated coming into the league. Reese is leading the league in rebounds and also set a franchise record earlier this week with 19 boards against the Atlanta Dream.

Now, Reese is looking to lead her team to a strong rest of the season. The Sky currently sit in seventh place in the WNBA at 8-11 and are looking to continue improving to hold on to their position in the playoffs. If Reese can continue grabbing double-doubles, Chicago could be on its way to a big second half of the season.

The 2024 WNBA draft class was one of the most anticipated groups of rookies in league history. And now they’re etching their names in the history books. On Sunday, Angel Reese recorded her 13th consecutive double-double, a new league record. On Saturday, Caitlin Clark became the first rookie in the WNBA to tally a triple-double. April’s No. 1 draft pick had 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever complete a fourth-quarter comeback and beat the New York Liberty 83-78.

As the rookies continue to impact this season, we’re tracking performances from top rookies every game day. Players will be added or subtracted based on performance and injury. Last updated: July 7

Angel Reese, Chicago Sky Forward | 6-foot-3 | Game log | Stats Last time out: It might not have been the result Reese wanted, but she made history in the Sky’s 84-71 loss to Seattle on Sunday, recording a WNBA-record 13th consecutive double-double. The former LSU star surpassed Candace Parker, who had set the record with 12 double-doubles across the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

“It’s absolutely amazing to see,” coach Teresa Weatherspoon said of Reese’s feat. “She might be surprising herself, but she’s not surprising me. It’s something that she can do because it’s something that she puts the work in to be able to do. And it’s a will and want-to … it’s awesome to see the work that you have to put in to be able to do this.”

Reese also reached 275 points, 225 rebounds and 30 steals in 20 games, the second-fastest player to reach those marks. Only Yolanda Griffith in 1999 did it in fewer appearances (19).

What we learned: Reese tried her best to weather the Storm in the second half. But between the Sky’s offense going cold and their defense not keeping up, Chicago couldn’t hold on to its first-half advantage. Reese and Chennedy Carter combined for 20 of the Sky’s 32 second-half points, not getting enough help to overcome a 54% shooting clip from Seattle across the game’s final 20 minutes.

Of note: Chicago, the top paint-scoring team in the league, is now 1-8 when allowing at least 40 points in the paint this season. — Alexa Philippou Up next: vs. Atlanta Dream on Wednesday (noon ET)

When sports fans look back on the 2024 WNBA draft class, the Chicago Sky may be remembered as a team who got the steal of the century when they selected Angel Reese seventh overall. Reese on Sunday had 10 points and 16 rebounds in the 70-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx. She made WNBA history as she recorded her 10th consecutive double-double. Reese broke Candace Parker’s mark after the former Los Angeles Sparks guard had nine straight in 2015.

Angel Reese of the Chicago Sky grabs the rebound during the first half against the Minnesota Lynx on June 30, 2024, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. (Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The former LSU standout was 4 of 16 from the floor. She had five offensive rebounds. Minnesota clawed back to get the victory and showed why it’s one of the best teams in the WNBA.

Angel Reese of the Chicago Sky, right, guards Napheesa Collier of the Minnesota Lynx during the first half on June 30, 2024, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. (Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kyla McBride had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in the win. Napheesa Collier had 13 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks. The Lynx improved to 14-4 on the season while Chicago fell to 6-11.

Reese is the only player in her rookie class to average a double-double, and she is the only one to average at least two assists per game outside of Caitlin Clark before Sunday’s slate of games began. Chicago Sky’s Angel Reese drives to the basket as Los Angeles Sparks’ Dearica Hamby defends during the first half on May 30, 2024, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast/File)

Chicago is now on the outside of the playoff picture with the loss as the Indiana Fever topped the Phoenix Mercury, 88-82.

Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese set a new WNBA record for consecutive double-doubles with her 13th straight double-double game in Sunday’s 84-71 loss to the Seattle Storm. Reese, who is neck-and-neck with Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark in the WNBA Rookie of the Year race, tallied 17 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday evening to continue her historic season. Reese’s strong outing on Sunday pushed her past Candace Parker’s 12 consecutive double-double games, which spanned multiple seasons from 2009 to 2010.

As the WNBA All-Star and Olympic breaks quickly approach, Reese and the Sky will look to continue to improve upon their 8-12 record in hopes of making a late-season playoff push. If they are able to make the postseason, Reese is sure to be at the center of it. Entering Sunday’s matchup with Seattle, she was averaging 13.9 points and 11.7 rebounds on 41.0% shooting. She has quickly become one of the league’s top post players with her best basketball still very much in front of her.

Source: ESPN, Fox News, Sports Illustrated

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