LSU Tigers newcomer Hailey Van Lith made headlines when she attended the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game shirtless.
Van Lith, a highly touted prospect in women’s college basketball, arrived at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas wearing a bra instead of a shirt.
The incident caught the attention of fans and sparked some surprise.
Hailey Van Lith of the LSU Tigers attends the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/gQvowFpnqP
— ESPN Big Wig (@ESPNsavages) July 22, 2023
In addition to her unconventional attire, Van Lith also shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of herself and her friends preparing for the event in a TikTok video.
@haileyvanlith POV: BTS at All-Star Weekend with @AT&T and @Just Women’s Sports ? original sound – HVL
Known for her skills on the court and popularity on social media, the point guard has established herself as one of the most talented players in college basketball. Van Lith’s decision to transfer to LSU from Louisville was a surprising move, announced in April.
She cited LSU’s strong support for women’s basketball as a significant factor in her decision, as well as her longstanding relationship with Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey, which dates back to high school.
The fact that LSU’s Tigers are the reigning champions after an exciting campaign last season may have played a role in Van Lith’s decision to join the team.