"It just felt different than the rest of the schools," Brown said. "I really had a lot of great choices, but Notre Dame has a history of excellence. The basketball team, the staff and the school combined to make it the place for me. I also value the importance of a quality education and I know that Notre Dame will offer that to me."
Brown, who carries a 3.9 GPA, made unofficial visits to Stanford, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Princeton. She also considered Virginia, Vanderbilt, Penn State and Wake Forest. Jenna's sister, Taylor Brown, is a senior guard at Princeton. Jenna's great-uncle is legendary coach Larry Brown.
The top-rated point guard in the 2018 class, Brown won a bronze medal with Team USA over the summer at the FIBA U17 world championships in Zaragoza, Spain. Brown suffered a knee injury in July and is expected to return to action in the next few months. As a sophomore at The Lovett School, she averaged 18.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Brown is the third player out of the 2018 class to commit to the Irish. No. 24 Katlyn Gilbert, a 5-10 point guard at Heritage Christian (Indianapolis), and Abby Prohaska, a 5-10 guard at Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) who also won a bronze medal with Team USA over the summer, have also committed to the Irish's 2018 class.