TSW caught up with Eastern High School basketball coach, Dave Allen, to discuss Dom Mejia's recent announcement. Dom signed his letter of intent at 3:30 during a called press conference at The Coliseum in Voorhees, NJ. The announcement was attended by friends, family, and local press. "Dom was real excited about the signing and we had a group of about 25 people who attended," said Coach Allen. "The letters were signed and one copy was faxed to NC State at 3:45. We have also sent two copies by Fed-Ex to NC State as well."
Mejia's decision came down to Rutgers and NC State. We asked Coach Allen why Mejia ultimately decided to sign with the Wolfpack. "He loved the coaching staff at NC State. How can one not love their staff? I have met Coach Sendek, Phelps, and Harris. All are good men and great coaches. I watched them play this year and think NC State may be the best coached team in the nation."
Coach Allen said that Mejia also liked the tradition at NC State, "The history, the players, the campus, and the opportunity to play in the ACC were real factors in Dom's decision. I am happy for Dom and with the decision he made. He will represent Eastern High School and New jersey well."
Dominic is a versatile 6'4" guard with many skills. "NC State is getting a player who can play the 1, 2, or 3 spot. He can shoot and dribble, but the thing that elevates him from a mid-major talent to a major D-1 prospect is his abilty to drive & shoot and hit the 12-16 foot mid-range jumper."
Mejia comes to Raleigh and will look to help add depth at a point guard spot which only returns Cliff Crawford. He may also see some time on the wing at guard and forward.
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