Notre Dame Lands Brunelle

Notre Dame Lands Brunelle
Sam BrunelleThe No. 4 ranked player in the ELITE 100 has committed to Notre Dame

Samantha Brunelle, the No. 4 ranked player in the class of 2019, has committed to Notre Dame. 


Samantha Brunelle

Virginia, Class of 2019




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The last 15 days have worked out as well as coach Muffit McGraw would have hoped. Since the turn from March to April, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have earned a National Championship, an invite to the ESPY’s with a nomination for the team of the year, and now a commitment from a five-star forward. 

Offensively, Brunelle will be a natural fit for coach McGraw and her staff.  At 6-foot-2, Brunelle has the ability to cause matchup problems because of her versatility. She is a quality perimeter shooter who can play on the perimeter and stretch the floor or at the high-post in isolation situations. Because of her size and strength, Brunelle can post up smaller defenders and has developed into an efficient back to the basket playmaker. When looking at her combination of size and skill, Brunelle has the potential to be an instant fit inside of Notre Dame’s Princeton style of offense. 

With her commitment to Notre Dame, Brunelle becomes the second player in the class of 2019 to give the Irish a verbal pledge. The Gatorade player of the year will join fellow five-star prospect Anaya Peoples as members of Notre Dame’s 2019 class. In addition to Brunelle and Peoples, the Irish have hosted four-star forward Fran Belibi of Colorado on an official visit. 

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