The Latest on Dominique Pointer

I had the chance to chat with high flying 2011 wing Dominique Pointer tonight. Pointer is an extremely athletic combo guard  from Quality Education Academy in North Carolina (formerly of Roseville, MI) — according to Pointer, he is a “slasher” and “an above-the-rim kind of player.” Pointer is a four-star according to Rivals and played his summer ball with The Family.  He has narrowed his list of schools to three: West Virginia, Michigan and St. John’s.  All of those schools, Pointer says, are “pretty even right now.” He visited West Virginia last weekend and St. Johns a couple weeks back.

Pointer does not have a specific timetable as far as committing, but he will be taking a visit to Michigan on October 15th for the Iowa game. That will be his last visit and a decision is expected afterwards, presumably before the November signing day. Of course, as Dominique says, he “might make it [his decision] early and might make it late”

AAU ball went well for Dominique, and it was during the AAU season that he really exploded onto the national radar. He likes John Beilein and the rest of the staff, saying they were very “straightforward” with him. Dominique said he liked Michigan because it’s “close to home,” though he’s unfamiliar with Michigan’s style of play since he hasn’t seen too many of their games. However, he likes what he’s heard, saying he likes an “up and down” style and feels at home on the fast break.

Pointer said he’s a better passer than people think and he’s working specifically on improving his outside shot.

As far as what ultimately goes into his decision, Pointer said style of play and how his parents feel about the school are the two main factors. Regarding the other two schools on his list, he said he liked both coaching staffs and said he was “cool” with West Virginia’s players.

We will have more updates as they come and will be touching base with Dominique after his official visit.

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