Feb 19, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duquesne Dukes coach Jim Ferry talks to this team in a timeout during a game against the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Butler defeats Duquesne 68-49. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Rhode Island Basketball: Former Ram Dominique McKoy Headed to Duquesne


Dominique McKoy is returning to the Atlantic 10. After playing one JuCo season with the Cowley Tigers, McKoy is back playing Division I hoops with the Duquesne Dukes. Alex Kline was the first to report the news:

Of course, Rhody fans will remember McKoy for his one season in Kingston under former URI coach Jim Baron. A typical Baron recruit, McKoy showed a lot of raw athleticism… and not much else. He averaged just three points and two boards for the Rams in his first and only season with the team. McKoy’s JuCo season looked a little more promising though, as he averaged a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) for the Tigers, so perhaps he’s a little more refined now? The Duquesne sports blog YuKu Dukes has some more info:

Nov 11, 2011; Fairfax, VA, USA; Rhode Island Rams guard/forward Dominique McKoy (5) attempts a lay up in front of George Mason Patriots forward Jonathan Arledge (5) during the first half at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

The transformation of the Duquesne Dukes continues as they add their second junior college transfer and seventh incoming member of the 2013 recruiting class today with Dominique McKoy joining the fold. The 6’7” McKoy was a three star recruit out of his Georgia high school and is listed as a small forward.

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Just by looking at his numbers, he appears to lack range on his jump shot. He only took six three pointers over his entire sophomore season.

So it seems like McKoy is still not the typical small forward. But props to head coach Jim Ferry at Duquesne for looking to transform his squad. Seven incoming players this season? Damn. It will be interesting to see how McKoy fits into the mix.

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