9

Basketball: Georgetown guard transfers to Cal

Georgetown sophomore guard Stephen Domingo announced he will return home to the Bay Area and continue his basketball career at Cal.

Domingo, who starred at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, totaled 29 points in 39 games over two seasons at Georgetown. Scout.com rated Domingo as a four-star (out of five) prospect as a high school senior.

The 6-foot-6 wing, who must sit out next season as a transfer, said he is excited to play for new Cal coach Cuonzo Martin.

“Georgetown was just not the right basketball opportunity for me,” Domingo said in a phone interview. “I’m going forward and Cal will be a place I can flourish and show what I can do.

“Coach Martin said I’ll be able to use my length and athleticism on the defensive end and I can be a matchup problem on offense.”

Domingo said Cal was among his finalists when he first chose a college out of high school.

Domingo is the second player Martin has added to the Cal roster since being hired last month. A week ago, he signed incoming freshman Kingsley Okoroh, a 7-1 center from England.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Eric

    I like this.

  • Steve Fischer

    You do? He was pretty much a bust at Georgetown and they are probably happy to have the chance to recruit someone else.
    On the other hand maybe a year off will bring him back improved.

  • KC

    Very highly regarded in high school, but in my opinion, made a somewhat questionable move to enroll in college a year early. Put himself in a bit of a tough spot as a very young freshman in the Big East. Cal sounds like a perfect opportunity to make his mark.

  • Eric

    Yes. KC covers the points I would make, but I would add that this kid was a highly regarded Bay Area recruit, and his presence at Cal may help with further recruiting in the backyard.

  • KC

    Wondering if we’ll take a look at Grant HS Sacramento PF Cameron Oliver who recently committed to Oregon State – with Craig Robinson gone, my guess is that his recruiting will open up.

  • Rollonubears

    regardless of this acquisition, i’m predicting sweet 16 in two years. things are finally looking up for the bears in hoops again. monty brought us back to relevance. time to make the leap to national prominence.

  • JB Don’t Dance

    Three to play two?

  • BlakeStreetBear

    No, he MUST sit out next year. Then has two seasons left. No freedom to choose which year he sits, so not a true 3 to play 2 situation like when a JC transfer shows up as a junior without having already taken a redshirt year. No need to sit out immediately, or at all in that case.

    Welcome Stephen.

  • Larry

    That’s called three to play two. 3 years to play 2 seasons. 2014, 2015, 2016. 2014 is mandatory that he sits one season due to transfer. So 3 to play 2