Sir'Dominic Pointer has joined Darrun Hilliard as the second Big East player to be selected in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Like Hilliard, Pointer will be playing for a team in the Central Division of the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers - the 2014-15 Eastern Conference Champions - have selected the Big East's 2014-15 Defensive Player of the Year with the No. 53 pick.
Here's what our friends from Rumble in the Garden had to say about the man simply known as "Sir'Dom":
Pointer's raw athleticism played out in blocks and steals, and he has more potential. On St. John's, wings and guards often defended opponents very closely to funnel them into the paint and shot blockers. It worked in many games, but at times Pointer was "beaten" by his man, beaten in a way that he might not have been in a different defense.
But Sir`Dom Pointer has quickness and defensive focus; with some scoring, he could be, basically, Bruce Bowen - a nasty-minded defensive tough whose scoring is secondary to how he disrupts opponents.
Our Andrew Padyk had this to say:
Pointer is a viable prospect though his weaknesses or what he needs to work on going forward might outweigh his strengths heading into the draft. Pointer's biggest draw is his athletic defensive potential. He led the Red Storm this season in rebounds and in the system that he played under Steve Lavin often funneled opponents into taking errant shots. While he was beaten sometimes, especially on the wing, the raw talent is there to be molded and worked with. Add in a touch of scoring to back up his defensive prowess and Pointer could be a tenacious player to go head on against.
Best of luck to Sir'Dom!