Paige Bueckers is an American college basketball player who is well known for playing point guard for the UConn Huskies of the Big East Conference since 2020. Having her career started as a basketball player since she was in seventh grade, Bueckers has managed to come a long way up becoming a consensus five-star recruit and the number one player in the 2020 class.
She even was able to make her varsity debut the following year she marked her presence for Hopkins. She has played many matches even winning several high school national player of the year awards along with the three gold medals with the United States at the junior level.
With her consecutive scores and plays, she was even named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Cup. She was also honored as USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year on December 10, 2019. Besides, she is active on social media sites with over 652k followers on Instagram: @paigebueckers and over 37.5k followers on Twitter: @paigebueckers1.
What is Paige Bueckers Famous for?
- Famous as a basketball player.
Where is Paige Bueckers From?
Paige Bueckers was born on October 20, 2001, in Edina, Minnesota, United States. Her birth name is Paige Bueckers. Her nationality is American. Bueckers belongs to the White ethnicity while Libra is her zodiac sign.
Paige Bueckers was born as the eldest child to her parents; Bob Bueckers(father) and Amy Fuller-Dettbarn(mother). Both of her parents are into sports as her father, Bob also used to play as a point guard for the High School Basketball while her mother, Amy also had represented the University of St. Thomas in track and field.
Her parents however got divorced when she was just 3 years old, following which her mother got remarried and moved to Billings, Montana.
Bueckers grew up along with her three younger siblings; two brothers; Ryan and Drew and a sister, Lauren. Belonging to a family with a sports background, she developed an interest in sports since her childhood as she played various games including basketball, baseball, American football, and soccer. Her father was the one who coached her till she was in grade seven.
When she was in seventh grade, she used to play for the tenth grade and junior varsity basketball teams at Hopkins High School eventually joining Hopkins’ varsity team in eighth grade. During her junior season, she led the team to the Class 4A state title as well where she was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Paige Bueckers’s Career Highlights
- Paige Bueckers made her freshman season debut for Hopkins High School on November 25, 2016. Buecckers completed the season with 20.8 points on average, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.
- She made her national basketball debut just a year later with the 2017 FIBA under-16 Women’s American Championship. She earned her 1st Gold Medal with an average of 11 points, three steals, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
- A year later in 2018, during her sophomore year, she was named the Star Tribune Metro Player of the year. She even received Gatorade Player of the Year for her excellence in athletics and academics.
- In October 2018, Bueckers won a gold medal for the United States in 3×3 basketball at the Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.
- Bueckers averaged 24.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.6 steals per game, repeating as Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year and Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year again in 2019.
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- She was named Most Valuable Player and made the All-Tournament Team during the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Cup.
- On November 13, 2019, Bueckers signed a National Letter of Intent with UConn.
- On January 29, 2020, during her senior season, Bueckers became the first female high school player to be featured on the cover of basketball magazine Slam.
- The year 2020 was her breakthrough year, as she won several awards this year including the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year honor, becoming the award’s first three-time winner.
- She made her collegiate debut for UConn on December 12, 2020, recently posting a career-high 32 points and 7 assists on Feb 3, 2021.
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- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2020)
- Morgan Wootten Player of the Year (2020)
- Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2020)
- McDonald’s All-American (2020)
- Jordan Brand Classic (2020)
- Minnesota Miss Basketball (2020)
- USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (2019)
- FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Cup MVP (2019)
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Paige Bueckers’s Boyfriend
Paige Bueckers is currently single. She seems to be more focused on her career at the moment.
Paige Bueckers’s Net Worth
Paige Bueckers has quite good earnings from her professional career as a college basketball player which she started playing in 7th grade. With her wins and valuable scores in each match that she has played for the last 4 years, Paige has managed to amass a healthy fortune. Her net worth is estimated to be around $250k.
Paige Bueckers’s Height
Paige Bueckers is a beautiful lady with a well-maintained athletic body physique even in her late teens. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 11inches.(1.80m) while her body weighs around 64 kg(140lbs).
Her body measurement is around 33-24-33 inches with a bra size of 33B, 4(US) as her dress size, and 6.5(US) as her shoe size. She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and blue eyes.