One of the best girls basketball players in the country signed with Notre Dame as early as possible.
Samantha Brunelle, currently the No. 4 player in ESPN’s 2019 rankings, signed with the Fighting Irish on Signing Day.
The William Monroe High School (Stanardsville,Va.) forward won the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017-18 after filling the stat sheet on offense and defense. As a junior, Brunelle posted 30 points, 15.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, three blocks and 2.2 assists per game.
Brunelle has consistently dominated throughout high school. As a freshman, she started every game and averaged 25 points and 17.3 rebounds, and as a sophomore, she broke 30 points five times, according to USA Basketball.
She played on the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup team, averaging just over 10 minutes per game.
The 6-foot-2 star committed to Notre Dame in April.
— Notre Dame WBB (@ndwbb) November 14, 2018
Brunelle still has a year left at Monroe as she tries to achieve the one thing that has escaped her so far in high school: a state championship.
Monroe was knocked out of the state quarterfinals last year.