Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — St. John’s on Wednesday received signed Letters of Intent from four recruits — Maurice Harkless, D’Angelo Harrison, JaKarr Sampson and Nurideen Lindsey.
On Thursday the Johnnies expect to introduce their newest signee: Sir’Dominic Pointer.
The man formerly known as Dominique Pointer has legally changed his name.
“His mama said he wanted his name to be Sir’Dom,” Tony Nolan, Pointer’s father, said by phone. “It’s supposed to be like that from jump street.
“If it was up to me he would be named Anthony,” Nolan added. “Even though I have another son named Anthony he would’ve been Anthony 2. His mom did not go for it.”
Nolan said Pointer actually changed his name “about three months ago.”
A 6-foot-5 wing from Detroit, Pointer plays for Winston-Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy.
Pointer chose the Johnnies over West Virginia and Michigan. Due to a technical issue with his NLI, St. John’s couldn’t announce his signing Wednesday and must wait until Thursday.
“What made me choose St. John’s was the smaller classrooms,” Pointer said last month. “I’m cool with Coach Lavin. He made me feel comfortable on my visit.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.