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By: Willis and Bohlin
The Maryland Terrapins and the Georgetown Hoyas have quite a few players competing for roster spots this year in the NBA Summer League installments in both Orlando and Las Vegas. The DC Dime has been following these former Hoyas and Terrapins stand outs as they continue to chase their NBA dreams, in this post we will break down what these players have done up to this point.
Hollis Thompson: As we previously posted, Hollis Thompson signed a three-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after going undrafted. Thompson had been nursing a groin injury for which he had to have minor surgery. This procedure has kept Thompson from competing in any summer league games for the Thunder. All indications are that Thompson will be with the Thunder after training camp and into the regular season so this should only be a minor bump in the road for Thompson as he begins what will hopefully be a long NBA career.
Henry Sims: Sims is pulling double duty this summer and played for the Utah Jazz entry in the Orlando Summer League and is also on the Chicago Bulls roster for the Vegas Summer League, basketball obviously never stops for Sims. Sims had trouble getting steady minutes with the Jazz summer league team averaging only 11 minutes per contest. In those 11 minutes per game of playing time Sims was able to average 4 PPG and 2 RPG.
While these numbers will not blow anyone away they were more than enough to garner Sims an invitation to play with the Chicago Bulls entry in the Vegas Summer League this week. Sims made his Bulls summer league debut last night and chipped in four points to go along with six rebounds. With the Bulls recent loss of Omar Asik to the Rockets in free agency there is a more than decent chance that Sims, if he performs to the level he did his senior year at Georgetown, could realistically receive an invitation to training camp and have a legitimate chance at making the Bulls roster. If you want to catch Sims in action in Las Vegas his next game will be today, July 18th, at 6 pm EST against the Houston Rockets.
Jason Clark: Jason Clark has fared rather well through two games with the Miami Heat entry in the Vegas Summer League. Even though the stats don’t show it in his VSL debut against Toronto where he did not register one point, rebound or assist, Clark was very much involved in the action. For some reason however, his teammates were not looking to get him involved on offense. Despite this Clark did quite the job when given the opportunity to guard Raptors lottery pick Terrence Ross as Clark helped hold Ross to only 14 points on 14 shots.
Clark was more aggressive on the offense end in his second game, a 50 point blowout win against the hapless Los Angeles Lakers summer league team. In this matchup Clark was able to contribute six points, five rebounds, one block and one assist. Clark will need to continue to pour in these types of contributions to the Heat in order to receive an invite to training camp but knowing his work ethic I have little doubt in my mind he will continue to perform. If you want to catch Jason Clark’s next game in Las Vegas his Miami Heat will be going up against the run and gun Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30 pm EST on NBA TV.
Terrell Stoglin: There’s not a whole lot to report on for the 6’1 Stoglin, who decided to forgo his junior year at Maryland, yet remained undrafted. Stoglin is not playing many minutes for the Toronto Raptors this summer, and even though he has appeared in 3 games thus far, the results have not been good. Stoglin’s most prominent performance came against the Miami Heat, where he played 5 total minutes. In those minutes, he got to the line twice and scored 5 points right off the bat. His aggressive mentality that he showed off in college also came out that game immediately. While you’d think he would get more minutes, that simply isn’t going to be happening this summer. I’m sure the Raptors aren’t disappointed with his play, but in order for them to truly gauge his abilities, they need to showcase him a little more.
Ekene Ibekwe: Yes, there has been an Ibekwe sighting in Las Vegas! Ekene is playing for the Portland Trailblazers this summer, and he has appeared in two games thus far (playing 10 minutes in both). I got the chance to see both games, and Ibekwe has shown off his rebounding ability that he had way back in ’07 for the Terps. He has collected 7 rebounds so far (4 against Miami, 3 against Houston), playing hard and trying to show his value as an offensive board cleaner. Ibekwe’s shot hasn’t gone down a lot, as evidenced by his 2-of-7 shooting in two games thus far, but the fact that he’s looking to score and getting quality chances is something, right?
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The saga of where Hollis Thompson will continue his basketball career came to an end today. According to Thompson’s representation (@OCR_Team) the former Hoyas wing has agreed to a three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Details of the contract have yet to be released but I would have to imagine they are similar to the deal former West Virginia Mountaineer Kevin Jones signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after going undrafted. It is unknown whether Thompson will join the Thunder summer league team in Orlando but I would assume he will be there for their final two contests unless the sports hernia he’d been dealing with hasn’t healed.
More on this as it develops but Hoyas fans can rest easy knowing one of their own, Thompson, will be continuing to chase his NBA dream with a great organization.
Update: Thunder GM Sam Presti was quoted saying that Thompson would be sidelined for three to four more weeks after having minor surgery on his left groin this week. Eliminating any opportunity he would have had to participate in Thunder summer league games.
By: Mike Bohlin
This just came across my Twitter timeline and is massive news for the Hoyas basketball program. Stephen Domingo, who up until today had been the Hoyas first commitment in the class of 2013, has decided to graduate early and enroll at Georgetown University for the 2012-2013 school year. Must give credit to @PremierBall for breaking this story earlier this morning.
Domingo, who has been impressing with the Team USA U-17 team this summer helping them defeat Spain to win the gold medal over the weekend, caught a flight to Washington D.C. last night from Las Vegas, NV. Since Domingo has completed all the core credits needed to enroll at Georgetown he has chosen, with his parents blessing, to follow in the footsteps of former Hoyas star Hollis Thompson and forego the traditional High School graduation ceremony in order to get to Georgetown to play a year sooner. Both parents feel their son is ready to compete athletically as well as academically at the next level.
Domingo has made quite a name for himself nationally this summer. As I pointed out on our Twitter feed, @TheDCDime for those of you who are not yet following us, Domingo was recently rated by 247Sports as a 5-star recruit and the number 17 player in the class of 2013. By graduating early and enrolling in Georgetown this fall Domingo will join the Hoyas 2012 recruiting class that, up until now, had been headlined by former Oak Hill Academy PG D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
Domingo is a 6-7 wing who is known for his ability to make tough jumpers from the perimeter. Since he just recently turned 17 years old there is no telling how much more he could grow between now and the conclusion of his Hoyas career. He should be able to come in and immediately fill the void that was left by Hollis Thompson when he decided to forego his senior year at Georgetown and enter the NBA Draft.
More details to follow as they come out but this is certainly a reason for Hoyas fans everywhere to rejoice. Here is hoping that we get the opportunity to see Domingo join the rest of the Hoyas in the Kenner League at some point this summer.
Last Thursday night we did not see any of the three draft eligible Georgetown Hoyas, Jason Clark, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson, get selected by an NBA franchise. While disappointing, this does give those former Hoyas the opportunity to choose where to continue chasing their NBA dreams. While Sims and Thompson have yet to make a decision as to which NBA Summer League team they will sign up with Jason Clark has.
Clark, as first reported yesterday, will be joining the Miami Heat in the Vegas Summer League beginning on July 13th. Clark worked out for the Miami Heat prior to last Thursday’s NBA Draft and while they did not end up selecting the former star for the Hoyas they did see enough in his skill set to invite him to join their Summer League roster.
This is a great opportunity for Clark to showcase his skills and have a legitimate shot at sticking with the Heat come the regular season were he to have an impressive run in Las Vegas. With so much of Miami’s salary cap space wrapped up in the Big Three they will have to find creative ways to fill out the rest of their roster. One option, which was employed last year by Pat Riley, would be to sign young players, such as Clark, to smaller contracts to get to the roster limit set by the NBA.
Clark was a former All-Met Player of the Year selection from Bishop O’Connell High School (Arlington, VA) as well as a First-Team All Big East selection his senior year at Georgetown. Clark finished his Hoyas career with some impressive numbers ranking twentieth all-time in points scored, fifteenth all-time in steals and fourth all-time in three-pointers made.
One of the top talents in the class of 2013 will be playing their college basketball at the Phone Booth. St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA) forward Stephen Domingo committed to the Hoyas this past Monday. The consensus four-star recruit, who had over 30 committable offers, chose Georgetown over programs such as Big East foe Louisville, Arizona, Cal, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA and Washington. A three-year varsity starter, Domingo is currently ranked as the #44 prospect in the country by ESPN.com
Domingo has had many the accolades during his first three years at St. Ignatius. The 6’7 200 pound forward has earned all-leaguefirst-team, all-city, all-metro and all-state honors. In addition, he is partof the Adidas National Development Team, the USA Basketball 17U Development Team and the Dream Vision Traveling Team.
Domingo remained humble throughout the entire recruiting process, which is a tough thing to do when you are that young have an inordinate amount of attention placed on you. “I was very honored to have been recruited by many outstanding coaches and programs,” he added. “In the end, I felt Georgetown was by far the best fit for me and what I hope to accomplish in college.”
Domingo seems to be happy with his decision and did not give any indication that he would continue to look around at other school after pledging his commitment to the Hoyas. “I’m proud to be a part of Hoya Nation,”Domingo said. “Georgetown will help me develop into an outstanding basketball player and an outstanding young man.”
It seems fitting that once Hollis Thompson left school that JTIII and staff would close the deal on yet another prep star from the state of California. Hopefully Domingo can have the same sort of positive impact on the Hoyas program that Thompson brought from the left coast a few years ago.