Notre Dame Basketball

BREAKING: Notre Dame Lands 2019 Five-Star F Samantha Brunelle

April 15, 2018

Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw got good news in June when top-ranked 2019 point guard Anaya Peoples committed to the Irish, but on Sunday, a significant commitment came as 2019 William Monroe (Va.) forward Samantha Brunelle. 

"This decision is not about basketball, it's about the next 40 years," stated Brunelle. 

The 6-foot-2, five-star prospect is the number one player in the class and chose the Irish over UConn, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia. 

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2019 Five-Star F Samantha Brunelle 

In 2017-18, Brunelle averaged 30 points and 15.6 rebounds per game, which included scoring at least 30 points in a game 12 times and a stretch of seven games where her lowest point total was 30 points. 

Brunelle scored over 40 points three times, including a 49-point performance in January. 

She also became the first Gatorade and VHSL State Player of the year in program history. Brunelle has also eclipsed the 2,000 point mark in her career. 

Brunell has also been a member of the USA National team the last two summers. 

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