UConn Women's Basketball Star Paige Bueckers Undergoes Ankle Surgery

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UConn women's basketball star Paige Bueckers underwent surgery on Friday, according to the school's athletic department.

School officials said Bueckers had surgery at UConn Health on her right ankle to repair an osteochondral defect.

The surgery was successful and Bueckers is expected to be ready for preseason in September, they added.

Bueckers led UConn to its 13th straight NCAA Final Four and a 28-2 overall record, the school said. UConn lost to Arizona and was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

Bueckers averaged 20 points, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game while also shooting 46.4% from behind the arc. She also holds the school's records for most assists in a game and most assists by a freshman.

Bueckers was also the first freshman to win the Naismith Trophy and AP Player of the Year.

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