Girls' basketball: Katie Lou Samuelson is Gatorade national player of the year

Eric Sondheimer
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Katie Lou Samuelson of Santa Ana Mater Dei has been selected the Gatorade national player of the year in girls’ basketball.

The Connecticut-bound senior has averaged 30.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to the Open Division Southern California Regional championship game on Saturday against Chaminade at 6 p.m. at The Pyramid in Long Beach.

She was scheduled to be presented her award on Thursday morning at Mater Dei by WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne.

Samuelson scored a school-record 42 points for the Monarchs earlier this season. She’s considered the best scorer in girls’ basketball in California, if not the nation.



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