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Why you won't hear Paige Bueckers' name called until the 2023 WNBA draft

The most well-known name in women's college basketball will not be drafted Thursday night. She won't be taken in the 2022 WNBA draft, either.

Paige Bueckers built a never-before-seen freshman season for powerhouse Connecticut, a program that itself has experienced a fair share of unprecedented marks. She led the Huskies to the brink of reaching the title game and became the first freshman to win a score of awards, namely the John R. Wooden Award for college basketball's most outstanding player.

If she were a male player, she could choose to be a one-and-done as the likely No.