Not quite done yet: Mesa star guard Dominguez to play in Div. II All-Star game

Mesa State College’s Michael Dominguez has one more college game to play, the NABC/Division II All-Star game Friday in Springfield, Mass.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches game is played in conjunction with the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

The senior guard from Santa Fe, N.M., who also was chosen Monday as a second-team selection on the Division II All-America team by sports information directors of NCAA member schools, is the first Mesa State player to be invited to play in the game.

He also is the only RMAC player on the roster. He’ll play on the East team, along with Travis Nelson of Minnesota State-Mankato from the Central Region.

Dominguez will meet the other 19 All-Stars on Thursday. They will tour the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, conduct a youth clinic and attend the semifinal and championship games.

The RMAC and Central Region player of the year helped the Mavericks to their most successful season and their first Division II playoff victory. He led all players in scoring at the Central Region tournament, averaging 30 points in the Mavericks’ two games, including a career-high 41 in their semifinal loss to Augustana, and made the all-tournament team.

Dominguez, who transferred to Mesa State this season from Florida International University, averaged 21.6 points and 4.6 rebounds a game this season. He led the Mavericks with 44 steals and was second in assists with 101. He shot 52.7 percent from the field and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line. He scored in double figures in 28 of the Mavs’ 29 games this season.


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