A yr after most effective grabbing one commitment, UConn women’s basketball has acquired a verbal dedication from Paige Bueckers, the No. 1 participant in the elegance of 2020 and widely considered one of the pinnacle prospects out of excessive college in a handful of years.
“As a kid, UConn became my dream college,” Bueckers informed ESPN. “Seeing them win all those country wide titles after which touring campus and seeing them up near, it became everything I’ve dreamed of and greater.”
A 5-foot-eleven factor protect from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Bueckers is “an super ball handler, [with] a easy transition sport, great court imaginative and prescient, and big-time scoring capacity” in step with High Post Hoops’ Blake DuDonis.
Bueckers earned Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year honors in both 2018 and 2019. She has also played with america National Team on the U16 and U17 degree. Last 12 months at the U17 level, she received gold at both the World Basketball Cup and FIBA Americas tournaments. While maximum schools were after her, Bueckers’ selection in the end came down to UConn, Notre Dame and Minnesota.
While talking to ESPN, she mentioned her courting with head coach Geno Auriemma and associate head train Chris Dailey as the reason she desired to return to UConn.
“I suppose my abilities will be maximized beneath Coach Geno,” she stated. “UConn appealed to me, and it appealed to my family.”
When Bueckers joins the Huskies beforehand of the 2020-21 season, she may be (as of now) 0.33 No. 1 prospect at the group, becoming a member of Megan Walker and Christyn Williams. While UConn most effective has McDonalds All-American Aubrey Griffin within the magnificence of 2019, Bueckers has the capability to be a program-converting expertise for the Huskies to assist keep them at the top of the college basketball international.