The Louisiana men’s basketball program gained a huge commitment from St. Thomas More point guard, Carter Domingue, last week as he chose the Cajuns over multiple other programs.
Domingue, a 6-foot-4 guard and 5A First Team All-State selection, decided to stay home and play for his hometown Ragin’ Cajuns, saying that this culture is just too strong to pass up.
“Lafayette is such a special place, and the people here are very special. Everyone around the community has always supported me and loved me,” Domingue said. “I would have regretted leaving. The God-loving nature and the community here would have been missed.”
Domingue averaged 17.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, three assists and three steals per game for his Cougars squad his senior season, serving as the floor general for his group. Domingue excelled as the lights got brighter, winning four state championships on the hardwood at St. Thomas More.
With a high school resume second to none, Domingue can also add two state championships in football to his record playing alongside LSU commits Walker Howard and Jack Bech.
Accepting his preferred walk-on opportunity for Coach Bob Marlin’s squad and getting to play for the Cajuns was a dream come true for Domingue.
“Coach Marlin reached out in August and offered me a preferred walk-on spot, and ever since then they’ve been reaching out and congratulating me for awards that I’ve won or games they’ve seen”Domingue said. “They’ve been consistent throughout the whole process.”
As impressive as Domingue is on the hardwood, his academics are what is most important to him. He boasts a 4.0 GPA with a 32 ACT score.
“I’m an honors student and my academics mean a lot to me. I’m really grateful for everything God has blessed me with to this point.”
With highschool ball in the rearview mirror, Domingue has his eyes set on coming in and competing to earn a scholarship for the Cajuns knowing Coach Marlin will give everyone an equal chance to show what they’re made of. With athleticism and versatility like no other, there are small things Domingue looks to improve on this summer to polish his game and prepare for his freshman season.
“I need to improve on my lateral quickness to be able to stay in front of these smaller, quicker guards and continue growing my explosiveness. These last few years I’ve made great strides in the weight room and I think that will translate going into my freshman year,” Domingue said.
A hometown hero in Domingue, the Cajuns get an absolute steal of a player as he has the tools and mindset to be a key contributor to this Louisiana team. As humble as they come, Cajun fans can look forward to watching the Lafayette legend stay home and rock the vermilion and white of Louisiana in the CajunDome for years to come.