Notre Dame signee Samantha Brunelle wins 3-point contest ahead of McDonald's All American Game


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

While the Notre Dame women's basketball team was busy beating Michigan State for a trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday night, Irish signee Samantha Brunelle was putting on a show of her own.

With her future teammates playing on ESPN, Brunelle won the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest on ESPN2. The event is part of the build up to Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Games in which Brunelle will also participate.

Brunelle won the girls' competition with 22 points — four points better than Florida State's Sammie Puisis and five points better than Cole Anthony, who won the boys' competition. Brunelle was also part of the winning team in the Legends and Stars Shootout.

.@ndwbb signee Sam Brunelle TORCHED the nets for the 3-point shootout win

— Who's Next (@WhosNextHS) March 26, 2019

The 6-foot-3 Brunelle signed with the Irish in November. Brunelle's senior season at Stanardsville (Va.) William Monroe was cut short when she suffered a fractured left foot in late December. Despite her injury, Brunelle has been ranked as the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2019 class by espnW.

Brunelle and fellow Irish signee Anaya Peoples will be on opposing teams for the McDonald's All American Game. Brunelle will wear No. 33 for the East. Peoples will wear No. 21 for the West. ESPN2 will televise the game at 5 p.m. EDT.

She helped @usab3x3 win gold at #BuenosAires2018 and yesterday, @sambrunelle33 took home top shooting honors at the 2019 #McDAAG

, Samantha!

— Team USA (@TeamUSA) March 26, 2019

Notre Dame women's basketball signee Samantha Brunelle (No. 33) won the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest.