St. Ignatius (San Francisco)Instead of heading back to
this fall for his senior year, Stephen Domingo
is fast-tracking his enrollment at Georgetown after committing there in May.
The move was originally reported by PremierBall.com and widely reported Wednesday.
Domingo, a sharpshooting 6-foot-7 wing, checked in at No. 68 in the last update of the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100. His stock was on the rise after solid showings in the spring with Dream Vision and more recently USA Basketball in the FIBA U17 World Championship. He posted 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in Lithuania as the United States captured the gold medal.
Injuries clouded the outlook on his junior campaign at St. Ignatius. He missed several games in December and the Wildcats finished below .500. Domingo averaged 13.3 points per game.
Don Showalter, head coach of USA Basketball's National Developmental Program, raved about his shooting ability and rewarded him with a prominent role on a team full of stars at the FIBA U17 World Championship.
St. Ignatius athletic director John Mulkerrins and boys basketball coach Tim Reardon learned of Domingo's departure from principal Patrick Ruff.
"He’s a young man who could have helped us, but we'll move on," Reardon said. "We'll treat it like he graduated. We have good enough players left to compete."
Prior to committing to Georgetown, Domingo was heavily recruited by multiple Ivy League schools in addition to Arizona, California, Louisville, Stanford and UCLA.
His early arrival plan at the Big East Conference school is not unprecedented. Current Duke Blue Devils Andre Dawkins and Alex Murphy bypassed their senior year of high school to join Mike Krzyzewski in Durham.
"We are all a bit surprised because all the information we received was that Stephen would graduate from St. Ignatius," Mulkerrins said. "But at the end of the day, we wish him good luck in his basketball career and education. He's a smart young man and we wish him nothing but the best."
Domingo essentially joins the 2012 recruiting class at Georgetown, which also includes four-star shooting guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
and 6-11 post players Brandon Bolden
and Bradley Hayes