2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Talented all-around athlete who made seven appearances on the mound last season and will contend for more innings in 2018 ... was one of the top multi-sport high school athletes in Louisiana ... a three-time All-State selection in baseball and earned back-to-back Class B basketball state MVP honors as a guard ... turned down several D1 basketball scholarships to play baseball at LSU ... a member of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a finance major.
Appeared in seven games as a reliever, posting no decisions and a 4.05 ERA in 6.2 innings with four walks and seven strikeouts ... worked two shutout innings against Louisiana College on March 14, allowing one hit with four strikeouts ... recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless inning against South Alabama on May 9.
Prior to LSU
Listed among the Baseball America Top 400 prospects for the 2016 MLB Draft ... posted a 2.20 ERA his senior season at Anacoco High School with 61 strikeouts in 45 innings ... three-time baseball all-state selection ... led Anacoco High to two state basketball titles during his career ... also earned Academic All-State recognition.
Full name is Will Richard Reese ... parents are Ricky and Krista Reese ... father is an insurance agent, mother is a certified public accountant ... has older brother, John, and an older sister, Colleen ... brother, John, played basketball at the University of New Orleans, and his father, grandfather and uncle played basketball at Louisiana College ... chose to attend LSU for “the opportunity to play at the best program in the country and play for my state’s school” ... majoring in finance at LSU ... born August, 8, 1997, in DeRidder, La.
Reese’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 vs. Louisiana College (3/14/17)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Louisiana College (3/14/17)
Hits Allowed: 2 at Kentucky (4/21/17)
Runs: 2 vs. Northwestern State (5/16/17)
Earned Runs: 2 vs. Northwestern State (5/16/17)
Walks: 2 vs. Louisiana College (3/14/17)