NO. 24 WILLIAM MONROE
Location: Stanardsville, Va.
Preseason Rank: 24
2017-18 record: 24-4
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Not Ranked
Who’s ready for another transcendent winter of Samantha Brunelle? The 6-foot-2 Notre Dame signee is one of the nation’s most celebrated high school basketball players — and for good reason, after an explosive 2017-18 campaign of off-the-charts per-game averages (30 points, 15.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3 blocks, 2.2 assists).
After a surprise early exit in last season’s state quarterfinals, the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year and preseason Naismith Award favorite has one thing on her mind before she heads to South Bend – a state championship.
Will she have to carry the Dragons on her back again to get there? It’s possible. We’re apt to sit back and enjoy what should be another incredible ride.