April 16, 2015

2015 Wing Dominic Green is on Gonzaga's Radar

Dominic Green emerged as a high major prospect last summer, and just about as quickly as his big offers began to emerge, he made the decision to commit to Arizona State. Fast forward 8 months later, and now, one of the west coast's top shooters is available once again.

Dominic Green is a 6'7 small forward who is graduating from Hazen high school (Renton, WA) in 2015. Gonzaga, Washington, Washington State, and USC are among the first schools to reach out to Green. In the 2015 class, Scout rated him as a 4-star and the #77 overall prospect. Rivals, 24/7 Sports, and ESPN each rated him as a 3-star, but Rivals ranked him #144 and 24/7 ranked him #176.
Before his commitment to Arizona State, he also reportedly acquired offers from Washington State, UTEP, Portland, Montana, and Portland State, with Marquette, Washington, Gonzaga, Oregon, Indiana, USC, Nevada, San Jose State, Boise State, and Idaho showing strong interest.

Gonzaga currently has 4 scholarships to fill for the 2015 season, and one of the most immediate needs is at small forward. 6'4 2015 wing Tyson Jolly was supposed to visit this weekend, but he commit to Cal a day after visiting. Dominic Green has a strong scoring touch just like Jolly. With Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell, and Byron Wesley gone, Gonzaga could use a big guard who can really strong it from deep. Green would fill that void.
Scouting report:
Strengths: Green is a lean wing-type with long arms and a frame that should fill out nicely at the next level. He is a prolific shooter off the catch and his release is smooth. He gets good lift on his shot and his release is quick. He knows how to come off a pin-down screen and slip the screen in a pick-and-pop. He gets out in the lanes in transition and has the ability to finish in traffic due to his length and knack to score. He shows a nice feel for the game due to his tendency to look for good shots and not force the issue. In addition, he has a nice demeanor for the game and never appears to get rattled. 
Weaknesses: Green is still raw in certain areas of the game. He needs to improve his ball skills, especially when being pressured. Physical defenders can give him issues and he needs to become a better ball handler while attacking pressure. In addition, showing a greater urgency at the defensive end--utilizing his length--will help his development. 
Bottom Line: Green is an exceptional shooter with size and a frame that should fill out nicely at the next level.

1 comment:

Osco said...

Dominic Green is a Dwag. Reading an interview from after he committed to UW, sounds like it was really just UW and WSU on his list. He didn't mention GU. Really makes me wonder if GU was on him hard, or if WCC is an issue (GU as a mid-major).