Minnesota prep hoops legend Paige Bueckers set to face Gophers in Bahamas

Growing up, Paige Bueckers watched Lindsay Whalen win WNBA Championships as a member of the Minnesota Lynx. Saturday in Nassau, Bahamas, Bueckers and her UConn Huskies face Whalen’s Minnesota Gophers.

Click the video box on this page to see Paige Bueckers comments in a pre-tourney press conference ahead of the "Battle 4 Atlantis" clash between Connecticut and Minnesota

Last season, Bueckers was the first freshman ever named the AP Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year. She also won last year’s ESPY Award for Best Women’s College Athlete.

Her collegiate success follows a high school career at Hopkins that left her regarded as the best girls basketball player ever in Minnesota.

Bueckers and her 2nd-ranked Connecticut squad face the Gophers at 11am CT on Saturday in the opening game for both teams at the "Battle 4 Atlantis" tournament in the Bahamas.