Posted On: 05/10/18 5:00 AM
After leading all of Class 4A freshman in scoring last season, Southeast Polk’s 6-foot-2 wing Dominic Caggiano has landed firmly on our radar.
A versatile threat with a mature build for a freshman, Caggiano was able to score in a variety of ways for the Rams as a freshman, and defined his current set of skills during a recent phone interview with PHIA.
“I really like taking it to the rim and finishing at the basket. I also like shooting the 3, I feel like if I’m open I can knock it down,” said Caggiano.
As a freshman at Southeast Polk, he started, and averaged 8.6 points (47/45/66 shooting clips) per game.
“I thought it went really well, but obviously our team didn’t do that great. It’s still a good opportunity to play against older kids and a great opportunity to get better,” said Caggiano.
Dominic Caggiano has been identified by Prep Hoops Iowa as a top prospect in his class. To see the full 2021 Watch List, click here
Next season will be a fresh start for the Caggiano and the Rams. Former Atlantic coach Alan Jenkins is at the helm now, and they’ve added Grand View Christian transfers, Sam and James Glenn.
“I like the new coach a lot, I think he’s a good guy. And I’m looking forward to being more of a main leader on the team instead of just a role player next season,” said Caggiano.
“And, I’m really excited to have Sam (Glenn) join, because I think he’ll be a good addition to our team, and he’ll fit in well with our team’s atmosphere.”
This spring and summer, Caggiano is playing with Iowa Elite 15U, with a bunch of his Southeast Polk classmates. He says it’s a good opportunity to build chemistry with those guys that he’ll be playing with in a year or two, once they get to varsity.
“I think it’s good to play with them, since I didn’t get to play with them last year,” said Caggiano. “And I’m excited to play in June (at team camps), with all the guys.”