Inês Bettencourt, a 5-foot-9 guard from the Azores in Portugal, will join the team as a freshman, the school announced.
"Inês is a true point guard. She loves to distribute the ball and can make shots," coach Geno Auriemma said. "She's used to playing in the European style of ball movement, ball screens, lots of 2-man game, 3-man game. I think she's a tough kid and a great competitor. I'm thrilled that we were able to find her."
Bettencourt joins 6-3 forward Isuneh Brady and 6-2 forward Ayanna Patterson in the Huskies' freshman class.
UConn announced Aug. 3 that Bueckers suffered the injury in a pickup basketball game, and an MRI confirmed the ACL tear. It was the same knee she injured last year, causing her to miss significant time.
Bettencourt played for Clube União Sportiva in the Azores and recently led Portugal to the championship game in the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship, Division B, in which she averaged 14.4 points.