April 12, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova junior guard Dominic Cheek will forego his final season of eligibility and place his name into the pool of candidates for the 2012 National Basketball Association Draft, it was announced today.
"I appreciate all the help I have gotten from my teammates, coaches and friends during my time at Villanova," stated Cheek. "At this point in my life, I feel this is the best decision for me and my family. I am excited to get started with the process of pursuing my dream of playing in the NBA."
Cheek was a 2009 McDonald's All-American and standout at St. Anthony's High School in New Jersey before coming to Villanova. As a freshman and sophomore, he was a key reserve on Wildcat teams that were ranked in the Top 25 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. As a junior in 2011-12, he averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting 30 games in the backcourt.
"We support Dominic in his decision," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "We will assist him as he goes through the process of preparing for the draft and his professional career."