Xavier Prep had a fantastic season in the AIA’s 6A conference this past season. One of the intriguing prospects who stood out during the season is 2024 prospect, 5-foot-10 sophomore point guard Dominque Nesland.
Nesland is a strong down-hill point guard who has added athleticism and strength to her game by spending time in the weight room and training with former high major and professional athlete Royce Wooldridge. According to her trainer Woolridge, she possesses the highest IQ of any point guard he has ever worked with. She is an amazing point guard with strong handles, decision making and facilitation abilities and is a potent three-level scorer.
Her assessment from Coach Woolridge adds up, as he has an impressive playing resume (Kansas, Washington State, GCU and professionally) and has trained some of the best prospects around the world.
In the few games I observed her, Nesland is an intriguing prospect with tremendous upside. She is one of the stronger prospects on the court, and knows how to use her size and athleticism to bully weaker defenders. Besides being a physical down-hill prospect, she has an elite scoring ability in finishing through contact, from mid-range and three-point range. She also has great vision and play-making ability. Her stats this past high school season included averaging 13.8 points, 4.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals per/game.
Currently she has five Division-I offers from Pacific, Weber State, Abilene Christian, Bellarmine, and Merrimack. I anticipate her recruiting will take off this spring, as she will play with Team Taurasi.
I project her as a high major prospect, as she is only a sophomore with a high ceiling. I look forward to watching her play this spring and summer.