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Posted On: 07/11/18 12:21 AM
Ironwood High School has enjoyed some success over the past couple of seasons with 6’3 2020 PG/SG Dominic Gonzalez playing a huge role in the process. Despite the program seeing three of its players move onto the next level from last year’s team, it was Gonzalez who led the team in scoring. With five seniors moving on from last year’s group, Gonzalez will be relied upon even more heavily.
Gonzalez is ranked in the top 20 in the majority of Arizona rankings for 2020 prospects and played with Team Bayless 17U as a freshman and Factory 16U this off-season. With that said, he has not received any college offers at this point.
As far as interest is concerned, Arizona Christian University has shown interest in him. However, it is still early in the process, and he has not received any other interest at this point.
In addition to being a good basketball player, he is a good student as well. He has a “3.4 GPA”. While he is not set on a major, he expressed that he is interested in sports medicine.
He is looking for a school that has good academics because “basketball isn’t forever, but my education is.” Further, he noted that a school where he can have an immediate impact is important and that he wants to play fro a coach who is going to “push me to be the best version of myself everyday.”
Gonzalez believes he brings “a leader to a college program” who will bring “productive minutes”. He prides himself on being a knockdown shooter who brings a competitive mentality to every practice.
With that said, Gonzalez understands that he needs to continue to improve in order to play at the next level. He mentioned that he needs to “improve everything” in order to play college basketball at the level he hopes.
Gonzalez is one of the best shooters and scorers in the class of 2020. He has a consistent mid-range jumper and shoots it well from 3. Further, he does a good job of crashing the offensive glass as a means of creating extra chances for himself.
Further, he has good length and gets into the paint well despite needing to put on more muscle mass in order to maximize his potential. He is extremely coachable, plays hard, and plays with a championship mentality. He wants to be successful and competes at a high level.
With that said, in order for him to take a huge leap, he needs to improve his consistency on the defensive end of the floor. As it currently stands, he is best fit at a low NCAA Division-I or high NAIA/NCAA Division-II.