Portland State Adds Solid Hawaii Transfer

    
April 19th, 2007

Portland State men's basketball has added another transfer to its roster with the signing of former University of Hawai'i team member Dominic Waters.

Waters will transfer to Portland State for the 2007-08 year and redshirt as per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play during the 2008-09 season and have junior eligibility.

"I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am excited about another local kid who has decided to come back to Portland and play for Portland State," said Viking Head Coach Ken Bone in reference to Waters and another transfer, Phil Nelson.

"Dominic is a solid player in every facet of the game. He is also an outstanding young man off the court. We are glad he will be a part of our program," said Bone.

A 6-1 guard, Waters is originally from Portland where he attended Grant High School. He led the PIL in scoring at 23.4 points per game and ranked third in the state as a senior. Waters was a first-team All-State and All-PIL selection.

Waters played two seasons for the Warriors. He was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005-06. He played in 20 games, starting twice. Waters averaged 2.9 points and shot .435 from three-point range.

As a sophomore this past season, Waters improved his scoring to 6.3 points per game. He shot .409 from the field, .394 from three-point range and .867 at the line, while also handing out 51 assists. Waters played in 30 games, starting once, and had eight double-figure scoring performances.

As mentioned, Waters is the second transfer to join the Viking program in the past week. Phil Nelson, formerly of Washington, is transferring to PSU and will redshirt with Waters next season.

The Vikings, who were 19-13 in 2006-07, will have six seniors on the 2007-08 squad.