Sir Dominic Pointer

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Sir Dominic Pointer 6-5 Detroit, MI Quality Education Academy, NC 2010-2011 Signed National Letter of Intent on 11/11/2010. QUOTE from Head Coach Steve Lavin: In addition to a well-rounded offensive skill set, Dominic is a dynamic athlete who has demonstrated a propensity at the defensive end of the floor. We envision Dom growing into a role as a defensive stopper. It is refreshing to find a player at his young age that prides himself in defense like Dominic does. Add to that his ability to slash and score in transition, and it is easy to see why he has the makings of a very special contributor in our program. St. John's lands Dom Pointer By Paul Biancardi ESPN Recruiting Archive In the course of five days, coach Steve Lavin and St. John's has added two ESPNU 100 prospects and vaulted the program to No. 5 in the class rankings. The latest addition, SF Dom Pointer (Roseville, Mich./Quality Education Academy), committed Monday to the Red Storm over in-state Michigan and West Virginia. "I liked the small classroom size and felt comfortable with the coaching staff and players," said Pointer. "I also like the fact that coach Lavin has been so successful in the past (at UCLA)." Dom Pointer is the No. 11-ranked SF in the 2011 class. Pointer is the newest piece in Lavin's rebuilding effort and while most prospects would be turned away by a big class full of talented players, he embraces it. He even said the fact St. John's had 10 scholarships available intrigued him. The No. 53-ranked player in the 2011 class plays with tremendous confidence, energy and is arguably the best defender in the class. He takes pride in covering his opponent's best player and makes it difficult for him to even receive a pass by denying the ball or fronting in the low post. "I take [guarding the other teams best player] personally," said Pointer. "I need it. I want it. I gotta' have it." On top of being a tenacious defender, he is a tremendous rebounder -- in and out of his area -- as well as a force in transition. He will finish strong with an open lane to the basket, can beat people off the dribble and is improving his 3-point shot. Pointer is also an opportunistic scorer who capitalizes on offensive rebounds, put-backs and by getting to the free throw line. "He is a special young man with very high motor," said Quality Education Academy coach Isaac Pitts. "He plays hard on every possession." Pointer joins fellow ESPNU 100 prospects SF Jakarr Sampson (Akron, Ohio/Brewster Academy), SG D'Angelo Harrison (Missouri City, Texas/John Foster Dulles) and SF Maurice Harkless (Queens, N.Y./South Kent). All four are extremely versatile, dynamic players with great talent. Lavin will be able to mix and match on the floor to create mismatches and Pointer will be a focal point to the Red Storm's defense that will be able to play man-to-man, zone, pressing and create a lot of offense from their defense. Pointer didn't want to just be part of history, he wanted to make history and he will have his chance for St. John's. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=5699374