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Paige Bueckers named the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Published on March 9, 2020


UConn-bound Paige Bueckers wins national honor

The Gatorade Company announced that Paige Bueckers (Hopkins High School, Minnetonka, MN) is the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Bueckers won the prestigious award for her accomplishments on and off the court. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns surprised Bueckers with the award at her school.

Bueckers signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UConn this fall. She topped the list of 51 state winners in girls basketball for the national honor. She is a finalist the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year award, which is announced at a ceremony after the 2020 ESPY Awards in July.

She led her team to a 28-0 record and the Class AAAA sectional final at the time of her selection. She is the state’s three-time returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year and averages 21.8 points, 9.3 assists, 5.3 steals and 5.1 rebounds per game.


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