“Sometimes I would get frustrated in practice when I’d miss a shot and she would be there to encourage me and I would think she just doesn’t know how frustrating it is,” Mavunga said. “But then I’d look up and see her jersey and know she did. She’s been a phenomenal coach and to be able to see how much she accomplished inspired me.”
Brauman was obviously thrilled for Mavunga and realizes the magnitude of this accomplishment.
“She kind of respects what I say to her since I played a million years ago,” Brauman said. “It’s a great honor and doesn’t happen very often, especially Miss Basketball. It seems like a one in a million type of thing.”
Mavunga will wear the coveted No. 1 jersey as the Indiana All-Stars take on the Kentucky All-Stars June 14 in Louisville.and at Bankers Life Fieldhouse June 15.