D’Ondre Stockman’s Global Squad 2013 season started off with a bang. The first game of the summer had the Global Squad matched up with Team Takeover, the #1 AAU team on the East Coast. Team Takeover’s roster was stacked full of top college prospects, including players committed to Maryland, Georgetown, and Syracuse. D’Ondre wasn’t fazed. He led the Global Squad in scoring (14 pts), shot 3-5 from 3-point range, and played excellent defense.
Performances like this became the norm throughout the summer and helped stamp D’Ondre’s name in the Global Squad record book. D’Ondre shot 52% from long range, dropped 25 and 23 points on Georgetown Prep and CP Ballers respectively.
D’Ondre’s obvious talent forced coaches from all levels to take interest. Colleges from all three divisions, JuCo’s, and top Prep Schools all wanted to know more about this combo guard from Italy.
D’Ondre had plenty of school choices but toward the end of July he narrowed it down to St. Maria Goretti and St. Vincent Pallotti High School. Both schools play in the Baltimore Catholic League (BCL), which is one of the toughest conferences in the United States. Notable alums include Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Gary Neal, Juan Dixon, and Donte Green. Either school would ensure that D’Ondre would be matched up against top college basketball prospects throughout the season.
After meeting the coaches and consulting with family, D’Ondre chose to enroll at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland. He will begin his senior year this coming September. This is a huge step for D’Ondre as he gets closer to reaching his dream of playing college basketball. We will keep everyone updated on his progress throughout the coming season.