Paige Bueckers, the top recruit in the Class of 2020, and Azzi Fudd, No. 1 in 2021, lead the way, but the Class of 2023 has a lot of potential.
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5-11 PG, Hopkins High School (MN)
2020 espnW HoopGurlz ranking: 1
Bueckers, the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, is the ultimate playmaker. The future UConn Husky is simply outstanding, helping her Hopkins High School team to an undefeated record and No. 1 ranking in the espnW 25 Power Rankings.
I first watched her play when she was an eighth grader for her high school team. She came off the bench to drain six or seven 3-pointers. She's a skilled guard and is a capable scorer as an off-guard. More importantly, she has the ability to make her teammates better. She averaged 21.4 points and 9.4 assists per game. Many people, including Geno Auriemma, have said she possesses a special intangible that can make her one of the greatest. It's easy to see why.
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