UConn’s Bueckers marches for her little brother’s future
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn freshman Paige Bueckers marched for racial justice in her home state of Minnesota after the death of George Floyd and says she plans to continue speaking up for social change now that she’s at Connecticut. The 5-foot-11 guard, last year’s national high school basketball player of the year, is white. But her 7-year-old brother, Drew, is Black. Bueckers says she’s scared that one wrong judgment during his life could put it at risk. UConn’s women’s basketball team put out a statement calling for justice in May, days after Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Guard Christyn Williams says the team plans more actions during the season.