UConn's Paige Bueckers wins Naismith Trophy as national Player of the Year

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Paige Bueckers pointing upwards, grey uniform
Paige Bueckers pointing upwards, grey uniform

Paige Bueckers' list of accolades just keeps getting longer - perhaps, this might be her biggest.

Bueckers was named the winner of the Naismith Trophy on Saturday, presented to the nation's Player of the Year.

The freshman averaged 20.0 points and 5.9 assists per game while hitting 52.8 percent of her shots from the field. She also knocked down 45.9 percent of her three-pointers.

Bueckers was named an AP First-Team All American and the Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, leading UConn to its 13th-straight Final Four appearance.

Bueckers if the first freshman and seventh Huskie to win the award. She averaged 21.6 points per game in the NCAA Tournament before the Huskies were eliminated by Arizona on Friday.