ATLANTA (March 9, 2020) – Paige Bueckers of Hopkins High School in Minnesota is the 2020 WBCA High School Player of the Year and headlines the 2020 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America team, announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today.

Bueckers, the No. 1 high school recruit according to ESPN, is leading fourth-ranked Hopkins (27-0) with 21.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 5.4 steals per game this season. She is a two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year (2018, 2019) and was recently won the 2020 Gatorade National Player of the Year. In 2019, Bueckers led the Royals to win the state title and 32-0 undefeated finish. That same year, she led USA Basketball to win the gold medal at the U19 FIBA World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, while earning tournament MVP honors. Bueckers has committed to play college basketball at the University of Connecticut next season.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

“Congratulations to WBCA High School Player of the Year Paige Bueckers and the members of the WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America team,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle M. Donehew. "These young women have performed at an elite level of play throughout the season, and have inspired fans and young athletes alike.  The WBCA is proud to honor each of these student-athletes whose dedication and commitment to the sport has helped elevate our game to a new level.”

Here are the 2020 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-Americans:



Sarah Andrews

MacArthur High School (TX)

Cameron Brink

Mountainside High School (OR)

Paige Bueckers

Hopkins High School (MN)

Kamila Cardoso

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (TN)

Caitlin Clark

Dowling Catholic High School (IA)

Diamond Johnson

Neumann-Goretti High School (PA)

Sydney Parrish

Hamilton Southeastern High School (IN)

Angel Reese

St. Frances Academy (MD)

Hailey Van Lith

Cashmere High School (WA)

Kylee Watson

Mainland High School (NJ)

Here are the student-athletes who received 2020 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Olivia Cochran

Carver High School (GA)

Dalayah Daniels

Garfield High School (WA)

Vanessa DeJesus

Sierra Canyon High School (CA)

Lexi Donarski

Aquinas High School (WI)

Angela Dugalic

Maine West High School (IL)

Sasha Goforth

Fayetteville High School (AR)

Hannah Gusters

MacArthur High School (TX)

Madison Hayes

East Hamilton High School (TN)

Treasure Hunt

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (TN)

Deja Kelly

Duncanville High School (TX)

Madison Layden

Northwestern High School (IN)

Mir McLean

Roland Park Country School (MD)

Jordyn Merritt

Plano Senior High School (TX)

Ugonne Oniyah

Eleanor Roosevelt High School (CA)

Te-Hina Paopao

La Jolla Country Day School (CA)

Maddie Scherr

Larry Ryle High School (KY)

Madison Scott

Bishop McNamara High School (MD)

Jana Van-Gytenbeek

Cherry Creek High School (CO)

Priscilla Williams

Branson High School (MO)

Cameron Williams

Whitney Young High School (IL)

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the Association.