‘Trickshot Master’ Luka Doncic Might Have Some Competition as Paige Bueckers Goes Ballistic With ‘No Look’ Bucket

Published 02/14/2024, 12:57 PM EST

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This season seems like a gift that keeps on giving. With college basketball athletes performing so well, they are also harnessing impressive skills that are giving tough competition to the players of the Big League. Similarly, players like UConn’s Paige Bueckers, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, and Stanford’s Cameron Brink, among others, are growing and living up to that prowess. Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is known for his grand half-court shots, some of which are no-look shots.

For instance, in December 2023, Luka made an over-his-head, no-look half-court shot in a pregame sequence before the Dallas Mavericks matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. He also nailed a half-court shot with his back turned to the basket during All-Star warmups in February 2023. With that being said, let’s see how Bueckers is getting ready to compete.

Paige Bueckers’ spectacular half-court shot

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If she is doing this while practicing, what will she do when the game is on? It is the only thought lingering in our minds after seeing Paige Bueckers nailing a clean, no-look half-court shot. The video was shared on Uconn’s Instagram handle, where Paige looks at the camera while doing a one-hand dribble. And then, she throws the ball to her right without looking, and it gets through.

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What’s fun was Paige’s celebration after making the shot. She started giving chest bumps to her teammates and running around the court with her arms held open and her jersey halfway up, covering her face in joy. Then she comes towards the camera and says, “I don’t need eyes.”

The video has been captioned – “don’t know what we love more: the no-look half-court shot or the celebration.” Holding the fort tight in command as half the Huskies are injury-stricken and out for the season, Paige Bueckers is making some remarkable leaps. Known for her exceptional shot-making skills, Bueckers has never failed to amaze fans with her ability to make just like this one. Her impressive shooting accuracy is reflected in her field goal shooting percentage of 70.6%. Let’s look at one of her latest achievements.

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Naismith Trophy nomination

Her skills have earned her recognition as one of the top shooting guards in women’s Division I basketball. Notably, Paige Bueckers, along with her teammate Aaliyah Edwards, was named to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Year Mid-season Team. However, the 2021 National Player of the Year Naismith Trophy winner Bueckers is leading her team with an average of 20 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.

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In addition, she is also leading in steals (56) and blocks (28) and ranks at #2 in assists (95), making her a lethal Husky for the opponents.

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