Dominique Ferguson providing a boost off the bench for Lawrence North

  • 01/04/2008 7:00 am in

ferguson2.jpgIndianapolis Lawrence North is off to a 7-1 start and a big part of their success is 6’9″ sophomore Dominique Ferguson.

Ferguson is one of the top 10 sophomores in the country according to Scout.com and Inside the Hall caught up with him to get an update on his play this season.

“I’m the sixth man, off the bench, but I’m one of the leading scorers. I really don’t care about coming off the bench right now because everybody starting over me are upperclassmen,” Ferguson said.

“I’ve been working on my outside game a lot, but I’ve been playing on the inside a lot because that’s where I score all of my points because everybody’s smaller than me. After practice, I work on my jump shot.”

The only loss for the Wildcats was at then No. 1 Marion, but Ferguson said his team has bounced back after the 71-63 loss to the Giants.

“We didn’t execute things right, but we’ve come back after that and done pretty well,” Ferguson said.

Besides his outside shot, he’s also putting an emphasis on becoming a better defender.

“I just need to get low and stay with my man. I’m usually always guarding somebody smaller than me, so I just need to work on keeping up with everybody,” he said.

As far as the recruiting process goes, Ferguson has visited Indiana a couple of times this fall and is planning a trip to West Lafayette soon.

“I went to IU, me and Steve (Stephan Van Treese) went to the game when they played Coppin State. I’m going to Purdue next weekend with Jeff Robinson and my coach,” he added.

*Note: When Ferguson says next weekend in that last quote, he’s actually talking about this weekend when the Boilermakers host Michigan.

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  • kelin

    If any of you live near indy, this is a good group of kids to watch. They play hard and they are big..Dominque would be a “great” get for IU if he commits..

  • kelin

    If any of you live near indy, this is a good group of kids to watch. They play hard and they are big..Dominque would be a “great” get for IU if he commits..

  • Timmy

    Now I have to follow the recruiting saga in detail of sophomores? When will this internet fad end? There is too much information available.

  • Timmy

    Now I have to follow the recruiting saga in detail of sophomores? When will this internet fad end? There is too much information available.

  • Robert

    Speaking of sophomores, I’ll be looking forward to see Ray McCallum, Jr. play, as I’m headed to Bloomington North tonight for the Bloomington North/Bloomington South game.

  • Robert

    Speaking of sophomores, I’ll be looking forward to see Ray McCallum, Jr. play, as I’m headed to Bloomington North tonight for the Bloomington North/Bloomington South game.

  • Robert,

    Let us know your thoughts on Ray Jr. I’m interested to hear how he’s progressed since I saw him last summer. You can email me at tips@insidethehall.com if you wish.

  • Robert,

    Let us know your thoughts on Ray Jr. I’m interested to hear how he’s progressed since I saw him last summer. You can email me at tips@insidethehall.com if you wish.

  • Alex

    If Ferguson is top 10 nationally for his class,
    then Thad Matta will find a way to get him to
    O$U

  • Alex

    If Ferguson is top 10 nationally for his class,
    then Thad Matta will find a way to get him to
    O$U

  • Joey

    I saw Ray Jr. the first game of the season when they played at Shelbyville (my hometown). I’d be more than happy to watch him play at IU. Good ball handling, good shot, good just about everything (compared to the other nine players on the floor at least).

  • Joey

    I saw Ray Jr. the first game of the season when they played at Shelbyville (my hometown). I’d be more than happy to watch him play at IU. Good ball handling, good shot, good just about everything (compared to the other nine players on the floor at least).

  • Jimmy

    I live in so. IN and there is a soph who plays for new albany named donnie hale. good looking ball player that no one really knows about. new albany is currently no.1 in the state and recently beat marion and won the hall of fame classic in new castle on dec. 28. they play no. 3 evansville reitz tonight.

  • Jimmy

    I live in so. IN and there is a soph who plays for new albany named donnie hale. good looking ball player that no one really knows about. new albany is currently no.1 in the state and recently beat marion and won the hall of fame classic in new castle on dec. 28. they play no. 3 evansville reitz tonight.

  • Derrick

    More on Donnie Hale. Currently stands at 6′ 7″ plays like 6′ 9″. Finesse in the paint but has great awareness creating blocks, turnovers, and a big time rebounder. New Albany is ranked #1 in the state winning their regional in Seymour def. a physical and well coached Evansville Reitz team which was ranked top 5 in the class 4A. Sophomore Hale has currently been scouted by Rivals.com and has strong interest in Louisville, Indiana, and Purdue.

  • Derrick

    More on Donnie Hale. Currently stands at 6′ 7″ plays like 6′ 9″. Finesse in the paint but has great awareness creating blocks, turnovers, and a big time rebounder. New Albany is ranked #1 in the state winning their regional in Seymour def. a physical and well coached Evansville Reitz team which was ranked top 5 in the class 4A. Sophomore Hale has currently been scouted by Rivals.com and has strong interest in Louisville, Indiana, and Purdue.

  • Ball Buster

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!

  • Ball Buster

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!