College Basketball Recruiting: Dominic Artis, Best PG of the 2012 Class?

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIMay 14, 2011

Dominic Artis is an artist with the basketball. He has some of the best ball handling in the class of 2012, but Artis is very underrated. ESPN.com has Artis rated a 40 out of 100, but he hasn’t gone completely unnoticed.

Artis, 5’11", 165 pounds, has offers from California, Florida International, Nevada, UC Davis and Washington State. Florida International and Nevada are strongly pursuing Artis, and who could blame them? With a killer step-back jumper to go along with the handles, imagine a young Allen Iverson. Flashy passing and quick hands on defense are also apart of Artis arsenal.

Artis can get up there too, yes he has hops. If Artis was playing on the East Coast, he could be seeing offers from UNC, Kentucky, etc., but as the summer progresses, we should see more offers rolling in for this high quality player.

Artis will be called "undersized" but we’ve heard this before with many players. Artis has very high elevation on his jump shot which will help against taller defenders.

Currently playing AAU ball with the Drew Gooden Soldiers, Artis has had some well known teammates, 2011 Arizona guard Nick Johnson. Along with Johnson, Artis has played next to Kiwi Gardner and Jabari Brown.

Look out for the 2011 Drew Gooden Soldiers, who also go by the Oakland Soldiers, to wreak havoc on the west coast and wherever they travel.

If you’re still uncertain about Artis, just watch this and you will not have ANY doubt in your mind.

Shoutout to Yay Areas Finest for all the quality footage of Artis, Johnson, Gardner and Brown!

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