Hailey Van Lith created her own star in the 2023 Women's Basketball Tournament. The former Louisville star carried her heart on her sleeve and wasn't afraid to show her emotions. Lousiville's tournament run ended in the Elite 8 after a classic game with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Since then, Van Lith believed her time with the Cardinals was over. Any team that would gain Van Lith would instantly become a top team. But what happens when the top team gets the top transfer?
On Thursday, Van Lith announced her intentions to join the LSU basketball program. A huge addition to a team that was already thinking repeat. However, the addition of Van Lith may now have the team not only thinking championship. But thinking about the opportunity for perfection. The Tigers roster is already filled with massive talent. Including Angel Reese, Flau'jae Johnson, and Alexis Morris. Now, it only looks like the rich will only be getting richer.
Hailey Van Lith Makes LSU Even Better
LSU is becoming the place to be for all women athletes. Van Lith's commitment to the Tigers gives the program three of the top ten NIL stars for women's sports. The Tigers also have an athlete in the first spot, Livvy Dunne. While the talk of NIL and super teams is nice, fans can't forget head coach Kim Mulkey. Many were stunned when Mulkey walked away from the head position at Baylor. Mulkey had created a dominant force with the Bears. However, it took the legendary college coach no time to put LSU on the map.
Fans of SEC basketball have seen many dominant programs. Including Pat Summit's epic run with Tennessee. As well as what Dawn Staley is currently doing with South Carolina. However, it looks like there could be a new dynasty down in Baton Rouge. Do you believe the addition of Hailey Van Lith has secured the Tigers another national championship? Can LSU run the table and go undefeated next season? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section. For the latest news in sports, keep it right here with HNHH.