WATCH: Angel Reese burst out of joy after finding her name in WNBA All-Star team

Basketball: On Tuesday night during the press conference with reports Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese was in tears when she was asked about getting into WNBA All-Star squad.

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On Tuesday night during the press conference with reports Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese was in tears when she was asked about getting into the WNBA All-Star squad. Chicago Sky won the game against Atlanta Dream by 85-77 as she scored 12 points and continued her double-double record. Her performance earned her a place in the All-Star team. She found out the news as she stepped into the podium at the Gateway Centre in Georgia. 

According to Yahoo Sports, Angel Reese stated while speaking to the press, "We won today, but they just told me I'm an All-Star. I mean, I'm just so happy," Reese said through tears. "I know the work I put in. Coming into this league so many people doubted me and didn't think my game would translate and I wouldn't be the player I was in college or better or would be worse and wouldn't be where I am right now. But I trusted the process and I believed. I'm thankful that I dropped to No. 7 [in the WNBA Draft] and was able to come to Chicago. It's just a blessing."

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Reese scored 12 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Sky's eight-point victory on Tuesday night, marking her 11th consecutive double-double. That is a WNBA record, although she has only been playing professionally for 18 games. The former LSU standout came into Tuesday's game averaging 13.3 points and a league-high 11.4 rebounds per game. The Sky has now won three of their previous five games and has a 7-11 record.

The WNBA All-Star game squad includes Caitlin Clark, Aliyah Boston, Arika Ogunbowale, and Dearica Hamby.  WNBA All-Star will face Team USA during the pre-Olympics event at the Footprint Center in Phoenix the game will take place later in this month. Fan voting took place for the squad as Caitlin Clark was leading by 700,000 votes and Angele Reese ended up getting in fifth position with 380,000 votes.

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