Angel Reese Is Excited to Play with Caitlin Clark in WNBA All-Star Game: ‘Hopefully 2028 We’ll Be Olympians’

Clark and Reese will play against WNBA stars like A'ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum in the All-Star Game in Phoenix on July 20

<p>Emilee Chinn/Getty </p> Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever and Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky look on during a game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on June 16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Angel Reese is looking forward to teaming up with Caitlin Clark in their WNBA All-Star game debuts on July 20.

Reese and Clark, both 22, were selected for the 12-player roster announced by the league on July 3. They and the other all-stars will face off against the WNBA players picked for the U.S. Olympic team for the game in Phoenix.

During an interview on NBA Today, the 22-year-old Chicago Sky guard was asked about playing alongside the Indiana Fever rookie, who has famously become a rival of Reese's since they faced off in the 2023 NCAA championship game.

"I know so many fans are gonna come out to watch both of us," Reese said of the upcoming All-Star Game.

Reese, who was drafted seventh overall to Chicago in April, said she's looking forward to "being able to be in that environment" with the league's best players.

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Moreover, the Sky star said she expects to be teaming up with Clark in the future as the two star-rookies make their debut as All-Stars. "We're going to be playing together for a while so this is not gonna be the [last] time. I know we'll be All-Stars again," Reese shared.

"And hopefully, 2028 we'll be Olympians together," she added.

<p>Sarah Stier/Getty</p> Angel Reese poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall pick by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft

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Angel Reese poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall pick by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft

Reese's comments come just after Clark was asked about teaming up with her friendly rival.

Clark said, "I don't think I've ever been her teammate before, even at USA Basketball. I know people will be really excited about it, but I hope it doesn't take away from everyone else," according to ESPN.

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The Fever star said she hopes the rookie rivals won't take away from the focus of the weekend, which is to celebrate the WNBA's brightest stars.

"This is a huge accomplishment," Clark said, per ESPN. "They all deserve the same praise. I don't want it to take away from any of that and be the focal point of All-Star weekend because that's not fair to them."

<p>Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty; Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty</p> Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky looks on during the game against the Dallas Wings on May 15, 2024 at the College Park Center in Arlington, TX; Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever looks on during the game against the New York Liberty during the 2024 Commissioner's Cup game on June 2, 2024 in Brooklyn, New York.

Fans are certainly looking forward to seeing Reese and Clark play together, including NBA legend Magic Johnson, who recently said the WNBA rookies remind him of himself and Larry Bird.

“When I think about Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese’s impact on the game, they remind me a lot of Larry Bird and me,” Johnson wrote in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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Johnson continued, adding, “Our first meeting, Indiana State vs. Michigan State, in the NCAA Championship set the all-time viewership record for men’s basketball. Caitlin and Angel’s 2023 NCAA Championship matchup and their 2024 Elite Eight games were the highest viewership records at the time.”

When Reese learned of her All-Star nod, she told ESPN that she was "just so happy" to see her hard work paying off. "I know the work I put in," she said. "Coming into this league, so many people doubted me and didn't think my game would translate and I wouldn't be the player that I was in college or better or would be worse and wouldn't be where I am right now."

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