Paige Bueckers A.K.A. Paige Buckets


Emerson York

Paige Bueckers started getting her name out there when she played at Hopkins High School in Minnesota. Years later, Bueckers was a McDonald’s All-American selection and received national player of the year.

In Paige’s first season at UConn she received the National College Player award and was the youngest college player to receive it at eighteen.

She led UConn to the final four in the NCAA tournament, having amazing assists, great shots and so many strong drives to the basket.

Bueckers has won 3 gold medals including the under 19 world cup where she was named “Most Valuable Player” and was recognized as the USA Female Athlete of the Year.

When Bueckers started playing she was inspired by the NBA players Lebron James and Kyrie Irving and the WNBA players Diana Tourasi and Sue Bird.

In the seventh grade she played for the 10th grade and junior varsity at Hopkins Middle school, and joined the varsity team in eighth grade.

Bueckers averages 24.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.6 steals a game. On May 1st, Bueckers had ankle surgery, but that didn’t stop her from practicing. She sat on a chair in the gym making form shots while resting her ankle. When Bueckers got fully healed she came back and dominated, averaging 34 points a game. Nothing will ever stop this MVP from making what she wants to happen on the court.


UPDATE: After writing this story, Bueckers injured her Tibial Plateau (knee) and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.