To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Sports. [131][132] She was the youngest member of the senior national team at the 2019 World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar, on a roster featuring WNBA players Napheesa Collier and Jackie Young. Paige Bueckers meeting with doctors to determine next steps in recovery, UConn WBB Weekly: Geno is tired of excuses. Bueckers is a sophomore with the Huskies and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball players in the country. Player of the Year; Finalist for national award", "Paige Bueckers of Hopkins is the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year", "Paige Bueckers: 'I don't want to just be a high school legend.' Call 1-800-GAMBLER. 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The 5-foot-11 guard was a highly regarded prospect coming out of high school, and she lived up to the hype as a freshman in 2020-21. Thanks for contacting us. Every decision made will prioritize whats best for Paige and her career. [45][46][47] She averaged 21.4 points, 9.4 assists, 5.4 steals and five rebounds per game, leading Hopkins to another undefeated season and 62 consecutive wins. Connecticut gp 29 pts/g 3.6 fg % 37.5 3pt % 28.0 ft % 75.0 reb/g 3.6 a/g 1.6 Player Profile Game Log Split Stats Star guard and former National Player of the Year Paige Bueckers will miss the entire 2022-23 season due to a torn ACL in her left knee, which she sustained in a pickup game on Monday, the university announced. Paige Decker | #21 | G | So. Bueckers was informed she won the award by coach Geno Auriemma during a team video session on Monday. She never wants to come out. [3] Sue Decker, Paige's aunt, introduced Danica Patrick's parents. 3 UConn holds off No. "They called Bev . Bueckers was averaging 21.2 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds a game before her injury. UConn's only other loss that season came to No. [4][41] Her mother, Amy Fuller (ne Dettbarn), represented the University of St. Thomas in cross country and track and field. Through the deal, she launched the Paige Bueckers Foundation, which aims to promote social justice and create opportunities for families and children. ROCHESTER Paige Decker knows what her emotion will be at season's end. Anyone can read what you share. Connecticut's Paige Bueckers is helped off the court after being injured against Notre Dame, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Storrs, Connecticut. [168] On November 28, Bueckers and her college teammate, Azzi Fudd, announced that they had signed deals with Nerf. [2] Decker became the first woman and rookie to win in the series at the Golden Sands Speedway event. [66], "I think the most impressive thing about Paige is that she plays at the same pace the entire game. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. After the game, UConn coach Geno Auriemma said the team felt "disorganized.". The Huskies are already shorthanded with Aubrey Griffin (ankle, leg, back) and Azzi Fudd (foot) out. Supreme Court offers mixed response in NCAA compensation c Knicks-Celtics game shows what NBA is missing, NHL, players union failing in this important area, MLB's rule changes will only bring needless new degree of confusion, The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, The Show with Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman, Amazin' But True: A NY Mets Baseball Podcast, Gangs All Here: A NY Jets Football Podcast, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval have awkward moment amid cheating scandal, Canadian teacher with size-Z prosthetic breasts placed on paid leave. 14 UConn mens basketball triumphs at Villanova, 71-59. Auriemma hinted that the sophomore could still be weeks away. The sophomore could potentially return by late January or early February. As for Bueckers, she has made it clear that she is already working on what she believes will be "one hell of a comeback.". [23] She led Hopkins to a 311 record, its only loss coming against Elk River High School at the Class4A state championship. Gambling problem? The Huskies only played eight players. [147] Bueckers has another younger brother, Ryan, and a younger sister, Lauren. Now when Paige and the rest of our players do come back, theres more people in the party instead of outside hoping to get in and feel like they belong here and can contribute not just when have to, but theyll be able to contribute as part of the natural flow of our offense., UConns Paige Bueckers to Miss at Least Eight Weeks After Surgery, To get this award, Im extremely humbled and grateful.. section: | slug: paige-bueckers-injury-how-uconn-stars-career-has-unfolded-what-this-all-means-for-huskies-in-2022-23 | sport: other | route: | [3][4] As a child, she also played Little League Baseball as a catcher, as well as football and soccer, but focused on basketball by first grade. Following her sophomore season at Hopkins, Star Tribune reporter Jim Paulsen proclaimed her a "once-in-a-generation talent". She had 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Notre Dame. [10] Bueckers drew inspiration from NBA players LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. The Gamecocks dominated from the beginning, though, and took the trophy with a 64-49 win. [3] The Decker family raced snowmobiles against the Danica Patrick family during the 1970s. [137] She has a slim build, which encourages opposing teams to force her to play through contact,[136] and displays quickness and agility. After contacting coaches and athletic directors from every high school in Utah, the Deseret News has compiled the following list of the estimated 777 seniors from the 2019 graduating class who received an athletic and/or academic scholarship to play college sports. It could happen in the game. I decided to stay in the locker room and save everybody the heartache or not give everybody a chance to [celebrate].. We've received your submission. Shes like our fourth, fifth coach on the bench.. Ryan Gaydos is a senior editor for Fox News Digital. [92] Analysts have considered Bueckers' freshman season to be among the best in UConn and NCAA history. [119] Bueckers was an AP All-American Honorable Mention selection. [27] As a freshman in college, Bueckers was called "the best player in basketball" by former UConn star Diana Taurasi,[135] and a "generational player" by South Carolina coach Dawn Staley. UConn womens basketball blows out Georgetown in Big East Tournament Quarterfinals. competed in sixmeets with fourtop 10 finishes; one win. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM, Teammates gather around Connecticut's Paige Bueckers in their game against Notre Dame, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Storrs, Connecticut. Preview: No. 6-keys: media/spln/ncaawbasketball/reg/free/stories, at [120] As a sophomore, she averaged 14.6 points, four rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. As far as newcomers go, the Huskies also have one of the top 2022 recruiting classes. 1 South Carolina on Jan. 27. Legal Statement. [73] On February 27, Bueckers posted 20 points, a program-record 14 assists and seven rebounds in a 9768 victory over Butler. [4] Then she moved up to racing in Super Late Models. Star guard and former National Player of the Year Paige Bueckers will miss the entire 2022-23 season due to a torn ACL in . [27] Bueckers helped Hopkins to a 284 record but suffered her third straight loss at the Class4A state title game, despite leading all scorers with 37 points. Dorka hasnt practiced all week so shes just kind of getting back into the swing of things, little bit at a time, Auriemma said. UConn star Paige Bueckers appeared to suffer a scary non-contact injury on Sunday during the Huskies win over Notre Dame. 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