A month from now, the Missouri Tigers will welcome several newcomers onto campus. Among those who will enroll in June is incoming freshman guard Domoniq Bull 6'4" 220 Worcester (MA) The Tilton School. Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Bull, and he talked about transitioning to Missouri.
"I'm very excited about getting started at Missouri," said Bull. "At first, I was like, I'm just graduating, and I've got to go right back to school. But, I'm excited to get started on my college experience, and be able to see what college is like, and start working on my game at that next level."
Bull is looking forward to getting an early start on college basketball in August when Missouri travels to Europe.
"Coming in as a freshman, you never know what to expect," explained Bull. "So, going on the trip (to Europe) I'm just excited and ready to go, just to start early, just to get on it real early, and get the feel for playing at that level, and playing that fast-paced of a game."
Bull told me that he can defend guards and most forwards. He's used to guarding the other team's best player. He understands that he is joining a team with several other very talented players, and he is open to playing whatever role he is asked to play.
"I told Coach Haith that wherever he wants me to play, I'll be there on the court," explained Bull. "Whatever job he gives me, I'll put my all into it…………………………………………….. I just want to prove to Coach Haith that I belong on the floor."
"I'm coming in as a combo guard," explained Bull. "I mean, I plan on playing the point, but I don't think that will happen too much next year. Phil (Pressey), that's his spot. I'm just glad to play alongside of him……………………………………………. So, I'm just coming in to play the wing. My game is usually getting to the basket, a lot of drive and kick, and setting up other players, and attacking the hoop, and using the pick and roll."
Bull said that he has been working on his jump shot.
"I've been working on my mid-range game a lot," continued Bull. "It's coming along. My mid-range game, and my 3-PT shot is getting a lot better. I've been working on that. One of my goals for next year is to prove to everybody that I can score, and that I have a good offensive game, as well as defense."
Bull said that he expects to be able to contribute at the point by his second or third year at Missouri. He pointed out that he'll learn from his teammates, and continue to work hard on improving his game.