Notre Dame faces former BIG EAST rival for fourth consecutive year at Final Four, and fifth overall (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on Michiana's Pulse FM or nationwide on Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network).
OVERVIEW: Quick, athletic point guard with strong feel for the game ... sees court very well and constantly looking to put teammates in best possible position to score ... ability to break apart defenses with slashing drives to the hoop ... also posseses reliable perimeter game to keep foes honest ... sharp on-ball defender who can cause problems for opposition with fast hands and awareness of defensive positioning ... picks up new concepts very quickly ...has experience with USA Basketball, which should help make the transition to college somewhat smoother ... under guidance of Fighting Irish assistant coach/former ND All-America point guard Niele Ivey, will challenge for significant playing time during her rookie season.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Played in all three games (starting once), averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.0 steals per contest while shooting .545 from the field ... registered double-double in tour-opening win over Barking Abbey with 16 points and 12 assists.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with 4.04 cumulative GPA from St. John's College High School (combined record of 110-16, .873) in Washington, D.C., where she was coached by Jonathan Scribner ... career per-game statistical averages of 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists ... as a senior in 2011-12, led St. John's College to a 27-1 record and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship (highest level of competition with no state tournament in Washington, D.C.), while averaging 16.0 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 8.0 apg. ... scored game-high 28 points in WCAC championship game win (67-66) over Our Lady of Good Counsel ... as a junior in 2011-12, helped SJC to a 26-7 record and WCAC runner-up finish, while averaging 13.5 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 6.0 apg. ... as a sophomore in 2010-11, paced team to 33-2 record as well as conference and city titles, averaging 14.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. along the way ... as a freshman in 2009-10, played in a reserve role, averaging 7.0 ppg. and 4.0 apg. while her team posted a 24-6 record ... posted career highs of 32 points (vs. Good Counsel in 2011), nine rebounds (twice), eight steals (vs. South Lakes in 2010) and 11 assists (vs. Forest Park in 2011) ... also has extensive AAU pedigree, currently playing for Philly Belles and head coach Matt Dugan ... previously played with AAU programs Team Unique (2010-11), Fairfax Stars (2008-09) and Team Excel (2004-07).
AWARDS/HONORS: 2013 USA Today All-USA First Team selection ... 2013 MaxPreps Second-Team All-America pick ... 2013 Gatorade Washington D.C. High School Player of the Year ... Three-time Washington Post All-Metro First Team selection (2011, 2012, 2013) ... four-time all-conference choice (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) ... 2012 Boo Williams Invitational All-Tournament Team ... ranked among the top 25 by all major recruiting services, and as high as No. 18 in Class of 2013 ... 2013 WBCA High School All-America Team selection ... 2013 McDonald's High School All-America Team selection.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Member of 2012 USA Basketball Under-17 National Team (along with classmate Taya Reimer) that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands ... started alongside Reimer in all eight games for Team USA, averaging 4.4 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting .560 from the field and .500 from the three-point line; finished as tournament leader in both assists and assist/turnover ratio (2.36) ... also participated in 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team Trials.
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Lorna Wilson-Allen and Terrell Allen III ... youngest of three children ... fifth Maryland resident to play for Fighting Irish, and first since Baltimore native Brittany Mallory from 2007-12 ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 15 include Renee Antolik, Carol Elliott and Kaila Turner.