UConn Star Paige Bueckers Is Inching Closer to the Program’s Mount Rushmore

PORTLAND, Ore. — The small group of young girls standing on the front row of Moda Center across the court from the biggest star in the gym must have called out Paige Bueckers’ name 100 times.

They kept on — “PAIGE, PAIGE, PAIGE, PAIGE ” — until UConn guard KK Arnold noticed them.

“You should go take a picture with them,” Arnold told her teammate. Bueckers shyly headed that way, as fans clamored for autographs and beamed with excitement as she delivered.

Paige Bueckers took time to sign some autographs following UConn’s win ✍️@UConnWBB | @paigebueckers1 pic.twitter.com/rsR8huYSnu

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) April 2, 2024

Bueckers is unlike any of Geno Auriemma’s superstars

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