‘Executive Producer’: How UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers spent her weekend

UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers spent the weekend in Atlanta serving as “Executive Producer” of a two-day showcase hosted by Overtime, the sports media brand that produces video content and operates leagues.

The women’s basketball takeover was a two-day event that drew some of the top high school players in the country, including UConn commit KK Arnold. There were games, a dunk contest, and off-court events — with Bueckers the star of the weekend.

Bueckers teamed with South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston and Stanford’s Haley Jones for commentary on the dunk contest. Photos spread on social media of three of the best college players in the country seated together.

Bueckers, Jones and other college players also coached teams.

“The WBB Takeover was such an amazing experience,” Bueckers said in an Instagram post. “Building relationships, memories, and experiences that will last a lifetime, all while watching the next wave of hoopers go at it was unreal.”

Arnold commented on Bueckers’ post: “Big Sis.”

In her own Instagram post, Arnold thanked Overtime for the opportunity to compete: “Blessed to have been apart of the Takeover! ... Shoutout to my team and coach (Zia Cooke of South Carolina) for making sure we ended it with the dub! Until next time.”

Bueckers’ comment: “Little Sis.”

Arnold is a point guard from Wisconsin. She will join UConn in 2023 and figures to eventually replace Bueckers in the starting lineup.

The mentoring has apparently already started.

Also in attendance: Former UConn guard Renee Montgomery, vice president of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. Montgomery was seen seated next to Bueckers, both wearing headsets.

The event was also sponsored by Gatorade. Bueckers signed an endorsement deal with Gatorade in November.

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