Paige Bueckers Biography
Paige Bueckers is an American college basketball player who is currently playing for the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies of the Big East Conference. At Hopkins High School, Bueckers was ranked as the number one recruit in her class by ESPN and received national high school player of the year honors.
Born in Edina, Minnesota, Paige started playing basketball at the age of five. As a child, she also played Little League Baseball as a catcher. She also played football, and soccer but focused on basketball by first grade.
Paige was coached by her father in basketball until seventh grade. She drew her inspiration from NBA players like LeBron James and Kyrie Irving among other NBA and WNBA players. In seventh grade, she played for the tenth-grade and junior varsity basketball teams at Hopkins High School.
In her first season at UConn, she was a unanimous first-team All-American and became the first freshman to earn a major national college player of the year award. Paige led UConn to the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament and set program records for assists by a freshman.
However, she missed most of her sophomore season with a left knee injury but led her team to the national championship game and made the Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention. In 2019, she was also recognized as USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
Paige has achieved a lot throughout her career. She has won three gold medals with the United States at the youth international level. At the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, Paige was named Most Valuable Player. In addition, she was a Youth Olympic gold medalist in 3×3 basketball and has also played for the senior national 3×3 team.
Paige Bueckers Age
How old is Bueckers? Bueckers is 22 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 20, 2001, in Edina, Minnesota, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on October 20 and her zodiac sign is Libra.
Paige Bueckers Height
Buckers stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 64kg equivalent to 140 lbs.
Paige Bueckers Family | Divorced
Buckers is the proud daughter of Amy Dettbarn (mother) and Bob Bueckers (father). Her father was a star point guard during his high school days and this was one of the major influences on Paige’s choice of career. Despite her parents having divorced when she was three years old, they have been with her every step of the way and have been very supportive. After their divorce, her father stayed in Minnesota with her while her mother moved to Billings, Montana.
Paige Bueckers Bosyfriend
Bueckers has preferred keeping her personal life away from the public eye and for this, not much is known about her relationship status. This field will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Paige Bueckers Net Worth
Bueckers has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. Her income is attributed to her career as a journalist.