Cameron Brink vs Angel Reese: Records, stats and more as WNBA's rookie stars go head-to-head as pros

Cameron Brink vs Angel Reese: Records, stats and more
Cameron Brink vs Angel Reese: Records, stats and more (Photo credit Cameron Brink and Angel Reese IG handle)

Cameron Brink and Angel Reese are two of the biggest names from the 2024 WNBA draft. While Brink went at No. 2 to the LA Sparks, just behind Iowa's Caitlin Clark, Reese was taken at No. 7 by the Chicago Sky. Both are off to great starts and established themselves among the frontrunners of the Rookie of The Year.

Ahead of their first matchup on Thursday in Chicago, let’s have a look at their starts.

Reese has averaged 12 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game for Chicago (2-3). However, she is only shooting 37.3%, which could see an improvement as the season progresses.

On the other hand, Brink is excelling on both ends of the floor for Los Angeles (2-4). She is averaging 9.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.3 assists per game. And she's been a monster at the defensive end, averaging 1.2 steals and leading the league in blocks per game (3.0).

Brink recorded a season-high 21 points and had three blocks against the Dallas Wings in an 84-83 loss on Sunday. She shot 7-for-12, including 3-for-6 from the 3-point line.

Reese scored a season-high 13 points in two consecutive games against the Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty last week. She also had a double-double against the Seattle Storm on Tuesday.

Cameron Brink vs Angel Reese: College record, stats and more

Cameron Brink and Angel Reese had outstanding college careers, with Brink winning a national title for Stanford in 2021 and Reese winning one for LSU in 2023.

While most of Brink’s achievements were owed to her elite defense, Reese won most awards for her offense.

Reese played the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons for Maryland in the Big Ten. In her freshman year, she averaged 10.0 ppg. She was a third-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore.

In four years in college, Angel Reese averaged 18.6 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 1.6 spg and 1.3 bpg. She was a first-team All-American and won the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2022-23. Reese was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and a second-team All-American last season.

In four years at Stanford, Cameron Brink averaged 14.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 3.1 bpg. She averaged 3.7 bpg as a senior.

Brink, a three-time All-American like Reese, won the Lisa Leslie Award (as the nation's best center) and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award in 2024 as well as the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year in 2023. She was a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

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