All Things Paige Bueckers Recruitment Thread - Videos, Analysis, Tid-Bits, Articles

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Years ago, Epiphany Prince skipped her senior year at Rutgers to play pro ball in Europe before she became eligible for the WNBA.
 

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So you answered my question while I was posting it-thanks. So realistically Paige could leave the US and play professionally for a few years, where I hear they make more money then the WNBA, come back at 22 or 3 years from now to play. Meanwhile WNBA loses a good marketing player and we can’t enjoy watching her play, seems stupid to me.
That's right. She could do that. It is not likely to happen on a regular basis. The example of Epiphany Prince was pointed out. What is different with the current attention on it, is the acknowledgement that women's players should have the same option as the men. Of course, the money is different and most women seem to want to get their degree(s). And from a fan's perspective, that is part of the reason why the women's game is appealing to follow. You get to watch them develop over four (or in the case of Ali Patberg - seven ) years.
 

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That's right. She could do that. It is not likely to happen on a regular basis. The example of Epiphany Prince was pointed out. What is different with the current attention on it, is the acknowledgement that women's players should have the same option as the men. Of course, the money is different and most women seem to want to get their degree(s). And from a fan's perspective, that is part of the reason why the women's game is appealing to follow. You get to watch them develop over four (or in the case of Ali Patberg - seven ) years.
The difference with Paige is that the NCAA is still trying to figure out N & I stuff, so she is missing out on that. She already has enough followers on Instagram (682K as of 3/25) & TikTok (226K) to make a pretty penny if it wasn't for the NCAA.
 

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They can play outside the U.S. as a pro. But they can't in the WNBA. U.S. players have to be turning 22 that calendar year or be four years out of high school.
So Scruggs can cash in Paige can't doesn't make a lot of sense.
 

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We all know Bueckers is a great player who rejected playing for Lindsay Whalen & the Gophers, yet, we will always wish her continued success...My problem is with the local media who devote overwhelming press to U-Conn basketball and a Minnesota developed player who had zero interest playing in her home state. We can only hope there is another true state hero like Lindsay Whalen, a young lady, truly proud to wear the Maroon & Gold.....
 
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