UConn, Notre Dame showing interest in Mason standout guard Sammie Puisis

MASON, Ohio -- Mason 2019 guard Sammie Puisis continues to garner interest from some of the elite college women’s basketball programs in the nation.

UConn and Notre Dame are among the latest schools showing interest and are starting discussions with Puisis and her family, according to Mason coach Rob Matula.

UConn won its fourth consecutive national title this spring. UConn coach Geno Auriemma has not lost in 11 title appearances. 

Both schools can respond to calls made to them from a student-athlete. Matula and Cincy Heat Premier AAU coach Xavier Sanders have received calls from the schools the past few weeks.

Puisis has scholarship offers that include Purdue, Florida State, Ohio State, Villanova, Loyola University Chicago, Xavier, Marquette, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

Puisis averaged 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.3 assists as a freshman last season. She shot 49 percent from the field overall and 49 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (49 of 98). She had a season-high 21 points in the 48-31 win over Solon in the state semifinal.

Puisis, a 6-foot-1 wing/guard, has made a national impact on the AAU circuit this summer. She was one of six national recruits highlighted by ESPN.com as one of the rising standouts in July.

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