UConn’s March Madness star Paige Bueckers goes viral for hilarious ‘proud mom energy’ at WNBA Draft… as fans go wild for her passionate reaction to teammates getting picked

  • Paige Bueckers is expected to enter the WNBA draft after her senior year 
  • UConn players Aaliyah Edwards and Nika Muhl were selected on Monday’s draft
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UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers went viral for her enthusiasm towards her Huskies teammates getting selected at the WNBA Draft on Monday night.

Bueckers was present at the Brooklyn School of Music as Aaliyah Edwards and Nika Muhl waited for their names to be called.

As the selections came, cameras captured Bueckers as she cheered on and recorded her teammates getting up on stage and welcomed into the WNBA. Fans then took to social media to appreciate Bueckers’ excitement for her fellow Huskies.

‘Idk if yall see it, but Paige is recording like a proud momma,’ one user wrote.

Another posted a picture of Amy Poelher’s character in the 2004 film Mean Girls and wrote: ‘Paige Bueckers has been bringing this energy all draft long, and it’s very good.’

Paige Bueckers went viral for her ‘proud mom energy’ at the WNBA Draft on Monday night 

Fans took to social media to praise Bueckers' supportiveness towards her UConn teammates

Fans took to social media to praise Bueckers’ supportiveness towards her UConn teammates 

Similar to the Mean Girls reference, a third user posted a photo of Bueckers recording her teammates next to a snap of Kris Jenner holding a camcorder in what appears to be one of her kids’ recitals.

The picture of her with phone in hand was Bueckers’ reaction to Edwards getting selected sixth overall by the Washington Mystics.

Moments later, Bueckers joined the crowd in chanting: ‘We want Nika’ while waiting for the Croatian guard to get picked. Muhl was later drafted by the Seattle Storm with the 14th overall selection.

‘So so so so proud,’ Bueckers posted on X with two teary-eyed emojis.

Bueckers is entering her senior year at UConn and is expected to enter the draft next year.

After missing much of the last two years due to consecutive knee surgeries, the six-footer helped the Huskies through their playoff run as they looked to regain their championship ways. UConn’s campaign ended in the Final Four in a loss to Caitlin Clark and Iowa.

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