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Paige Bueckers

  • As of Oct. 25, 2018

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • International Tournament Titles: 2018 Latvia U17 International Invitational, 2018 Spokane Hoopfest (3x3), 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship.
  • Selected as one of six USA Basketball participants in the 2019 NCAA Next Generation at the NCAA Final Four in Tampa, Florida.
  • Member of the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Women's Basketball Team that earned gold with a 7-0 slate at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games 3x3 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina; averaged 5.1 ppg., 2.4 rpg. and 2.9 apg. (The USA team averaged 20.1 ppg., 17.3 rpg. and 9.0 apg.).
  • Member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured gold with a perfect 7-0 record in Minsk, Belarus; started all seven games and averaged USA 10.1 ppg., 7.0 rpg. and team-highs of 5.1 apg. and 3.4 spg. Among all participants in the 16-team tournament, ranked first for steals, second for assists, third for assist-to-turnover ratio (2.77), seventh (tie) for field goal percentage (.500) and 12th for rebounding.
  • Aided the USA to a three-game sweep of Canada, China and Latvia in a pre-U17 World Cup exhibition tournament in Leipaja, Latvia.
  • Captured the 2018 Spokane Hoopfest, a 3x3 tournament, open division championship, with her 2018 Youth Olympic Games teammates.
  • Teamed up with Aliyah Boston, Samantha Brunelle and Hailey Van Lith to capture the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship, and the four went on to claim gold at the Youth Olympic Games.
  • Helped the USA capture a gold medal and a perfect 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina; started in all five games and averaged team-highs of 11.8 ppg. and 8.6 rpg.
  • One of 16 finalists for the 2016 USA U17 World Cup Team.

High School Honors

  • 2019 Naismith High School All-America first team and was a finalist for 2019 Naismith High School Player of the Year; 2018 Naismith High School All-America honorable mention.
  • 2018 and 2019 Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year.
  • 2018 MaxPreps High School All-America fifth team.
  • 2017 4A All-Minnesota State Tournament team.
  • 2018 and 2019 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.
  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 Star Tribune All-Metro first team.
  • 2016 and 2017 All-Conference and All-State academic.
  • 2016 All-State Tournament.

High School Notes

  • Has played four varsity seasons at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, including as an eighth grader in 2015-16, where she has helped her team compile a 117-8 record over that span.
  • In 2019, led Hopkins to a 32-0 record and won the program’s first state title since 2015.
  • Scored 43 points on Feb. 1 to surpass 2,000 career points.
  • Needs to score 118 points next season to become the school's career scoring leader, a mark held by Leslie Knight with 2,335 points.
  • As a junior in 2018-19, averaged 24.5 ppg., 4.8 rpg., 5.3 apg. and 4.7 spg.
  • During the first three years  of her prep career, amassed 1,508 points, 389 rebounds, 361 assists, 278 steals and 39 blocked shots.
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, started all 27 games and averaged 22.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 6.4 apg. and 4.1 spg. in leading her team to a 24-3 record and a state runner-up finish.
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, started in all 29 games played and averaged 21.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg.,
  • 4.2 apg. and 4.2 spg. to help her team to a 30-1 record and the 4A championship game.
  • As an eighth grader in 2015-16, started in six games and averaged 8.9 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.4 spg. to help her team to a 28-3 record and the state final.
  • Plays in the summer for North Tartan.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Edina, Minnesota, and now resides in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • Daughter of Amy Dettbarn and Bob Bueckers; has two brothers, Ryan (8) and Drew (5), and one sister, Lauren (6).
  • Mother participated in cross country and track and field at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Is a member of her school’s honor roll.

THE BUECKERS FILE

  • Twitter: @paigebueckers1
  • Instagram: @paigebueckers
  • First played basketball: when she was 5.
  • Enjoys: listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.
  • Top five movies: “Love & Basketball,” “Zootopia,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Sandlot” and “The Goonies.”
  • Favorite player: Kyrie Irving.
  • Favorite class: criminal law.
  • Most played song: “Nice for What,” by Drake.
  • Favorite pregame meal: grilled cheese from Panera.
  • Inspired by: Kyrie Irving.
  • International travels: Argentina with USA Basketball.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM   G/S   MIN/AVG   FGM-FGA   PCT   3PM-3PA   PCT   FTM-FTA   PCT   REB/AVG   PTS/AVG   AST   TO   BLK   STL 
2018 U17 7/7 149/21.3 31- 55 .564 3- 11 .273 3- 6 .500 25/ 3.6 68/ 9.7 33 8 2 7
2018 U17X 3/3 71/23.7 12- 27 .444 0- 5 .000 7- 10 .700 9/ 3.0 31/ 10.3 12 4 3 7
2017 U16 5/0 88/ 17.9 24-39 .625 1-7 .144 6-9 .667 14/ 2.8 55/ 11.0 11 5 1 15
TOTALS 15/10 308/20.5 67- 121 .553 4- 23 .174 16- 25 .640 48/ 3.2 154/ 10.3 56 17 6 29

 

USA Basketball 3x3 Statistics

NAME  G/S 
 MIN/AVG  
 1PM-1PA 
  PCT  2PM-2PA 
PCT  FTM-FTA 
  PCT 
 ORB 
 DRB 
 REB/AVG 
 PTS/AVG 
 AST 
 TO 
 BLK 
 STL 
2018 YOG 7/5 43/6.1 28- 48 .583 5- 13 .385 3- 5 .600 4 13 17/ 2.4 36/ 5.1 20 2 11 9

 

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