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Women 'Crushing It' Wednesday: Paige Bueckers

The Hopkins High School senior talks about being the top girls basketball recruit in the country.
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MINNETONKA, Minn. — Paige Bueckers is making quite the impact on both the local and national basketball scene. 

The senior at Hopkins High School is currently the top girls basketball recruit in the country and has committed to play at the University of Connecticut next season.

"It’s kind of been surreal for me," Paige says. 

She's been playing varsity at Hopkins since she was in eighth grade and was recruited by the University of Minnesota before she even got into high school. 

What officially sold her on going to UConn? Head coach Geno Auriemma, she says. 

"I know how good he is with his players," says Paige. "He’ll maximize my talent and he’ll get the best out of me."

But what's most impressive about talking with Paige - is the priority she places on her teammates. 

"When people watch me play I want them to know and I want them to see that I emphasize putting my teammates first. I want to be known as unselfish and just make everyone around me better," she says. 

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Paige and her teammates are currently undefeated on the season and going for back-to-back state championships.  

Paige has also been selected to play in the McDonald's All-American game in April.

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