Dominique Bailey 6’2 165 2024 Team Loaded VA 15U / John Marshall HS, Richmond VA
Dominique is the kind of player who takes a team to another level! He is a lockdown defender an impact defender who brings competitive fire, strength, and athleticism, and a willingness to do the hard work at the not-so-glamorous end of the floor. He is a physical defender with excellent footwork, toughness, versatility, and an abundance of energy who enjoys the challenge of guarding the other team’s best player…and shutting him completely down regardless of position. His strong and powerful frame is complimented by ample quickness allowing him to guard the dribble all over the floor and not get beat yet also get into passing lanes to make plays and rebound the basketball which he does at an impressive rate for a guard. Dominique creates havoc on the defensive end from opening tap till the final buzzer!
Even with all the energy, he provides on the defensive end Dominique provides plenty of offensive firepower when needed. He is a double-figure scorer who thrives in the mid-range areas whether separating from his defender and knocking down catch and shoot jumpers at a good rate to getting to his spots off the dribble and knocking down the pull-up jumper which he is very efficient at. Dominique can get to the rim using a strong upper body, good quickness, and a capable handle. He uses inside-out dribbles, crossovers, and between the legs dribbles and has a cat-quick first step. Dominique likes to get an angle and attacks the basket-like a freight train getting this powerful body into defenders and fighting through the contact to finish around the rim or get to the free-throw line. He has a nice touch and likes to initiate contact when scoring on the move, he seems to thrive off contact.
Dominique can hit the three-pointer and does a great job creating space with his strong upper body and a nifty step-back dribble move and using his quick burst against hard closeouts. As he does on the defensive end he imposes his will on his opponent and has the strength, toughness, skill, and athleticism to do just that. He’s in attack mode with every possession on both ends of the floor! He’s gonna make you uncomfortable and he’s gonna keep coming at you. The kind of player a coach has to love and the kind of player who wins you games! Dominique is a next-level talent and athlete. He’s an elite-level defender, a tone-setting and tenacious competitor and double-figure scorer who excels not only on the court but in the classroom where his 3.8 GPA is indicative of his work ethic both on and off the court. Dominique Bailey is only 15 years old but he’s a man out there in the court and will be one of the most highly sought-after players in Virginia’s 2024 class!