Posted On: 03/14/17 9:19 AM
Dominic “DJ” Brewton- 6’3 W/G
Mt. Healthy High School – Class of 2018
Honorable Mention All-District, 1st Team All-Southwest Ohio Conference
15.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.1 SPG, 46% FG
Floor/Ceiling: D-II/LM D-I
Dominic “DJ” Brewton is looking to make a huge statement this summer for his AAU team, Team One coached by Darrell Brockman. After not winning any tournaments last summer, Brewton thinks that with some the talent on the team this year that should definitely change. “This year we have guys like AJ Smith and Giovanni Santiago of Hughes, so we should definitely be better than last summer,” Brewton stated. “It will easy take some of the scoring off of me and allow me to do other things on the floor.” That is something college coaches will definitely want to see as the junior is already known as a talented scorer. But while his 15.5 points per game average was good enough for third in the conference, DJ also showed he can get it done on the defensive end as well finishing third in the conference with 2.1 steals per game.
DJ is a guard/wing that can score in multiple ways. While known as a shooter early in his career, Brewton has definitely shown that he has the ability to score off of the bounce as well. The junior also has the ability to finish with either hand around the rim effectively while also having the athletic ability to finish over and around bigger defenders. He also looks very comfortable shooting off of the dribble as well. As for ways that he feels he can improve, Brewton states that his main goal is becoming more of a leader and helping make his teammates better. “I and the coaches talked about after the loss to Woodward. I am kind of a laid back person, but for next year my coaches want me to be more of a vocal leader,” Brewton said. Another skill that DJ mentioned he would like to improve on is how to play off the ball as well.
As for college contact, Brewton states that he has had contact with Division II Ashland University in Ohio. With a big summer and continuous improvement in his game, do not be surprised if the offers come more often for the senior to be and possibly from higher levels of play as well.