The 5-foot-8 Allen this season averaged 13.5 points and five assists and shot 78 percent from the foul line as one of the most dynamic players in the Washington area. She helped lead the Cadets to a 26-8 record and runner-up finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
“It just seemed like the right fit — great coaches, great basketball,” Allen said. “It’s always tough to tell people no, but right now seemed like the right time to do it. The campus is beautiful. South Bend is really close; everybody knows everybody else and all that. I’m just really excited.”
“Notre Dame is as big as it gets,” St. John’s Coach Jonathan Scribner said. “It’s like sending a boy to go play at Kentucky or [North Carolina]. It’s big time. We’re all incredibly proud of her and she’s earned it and deserves it and the work ethic she’s put in over the last three years has gotten her to this point.”
Allen also has been invited to the U-17 national team tryouts in Colorado in May.
“She doesn’t show a lot of emotion outwardly, but I know she’s very happy about Notre Dame and very happy about the invitation,” Scribner said.