Paige Bueckers named 2019-20 Gatorade girls player of the year

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The legend that is Paige Bueckers appears to be only growing by the day … by the hour … by the second.

The latest recognition of said rising stardom for the Minnesota high school basketball star occurred when she was named as the recipient of a prestigious honor in preps sports – the Gatorade girls’ player of the year award.

Bueckers led Hopkins High to a 27-0 mark and has averaged 21 points per game. She also will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Houston. She is one of two UConn commits that made the finalist slate along with Baltimore’s Mir McLean.

Bueckers, McLean and Jana Van Gytenbeek (a Stanford) commit are the three that made the finalist list that are not commits to Oregon. The other five are Kylee Watson, Taylor Bigby, Maddie Scherr, Angela Dugalic and Te-Hina Paopao.

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was on hand to present the award to Bueckers. He and D’Angelo Russell were on hand for one of Hopkins’ recent games against rival Wayzata in the section championship game.

Bueckers did not disappoint.

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