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Dominic Wayne Waters (born September 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Premier League. Standing at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), he plays at the point guard position.

Dominic Waters
No. 7 – Ironi Nahariya
PositionPoint guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1986-09-28) September 28, 1986 (age 33)
Portland, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolGrant (Portland, Oregon)
College
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010Portland Showtime
2010–2011VOO Verviers-Pepinster
2011–2012Liège Basket
2012Union Olimpija
2012–2013Hapoel Holon
2013–2014Bàsquet Manresa
2014s.Oliver Baskets
2014Grand Rapids Drive
2014–2015Kolossos Rodou
2015–2016Aris Thessaloniki
2016Pallacanestro Cantù
2016–2017Olympiacos
2017–2018Pınar Karşıyaka
2018–2019Nanterre 92
2019–presentIroni Nahariya
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Waters played high school basketball at Grant High School, in Portland, Oregon.

College careerEdit

Waters played college basketball at the University of Hawaii, where he played with the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and at Portland State University, where he played with the Portland State Vikings.

Professional careerEdit

After graduating from Portland State, Waters joined the Portland Showtime for the 2010 NABL season. He went on to go undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, and subsequently joined the Utah Jazz for the NBA Summer League. In August 2010, he signed with STB Le Havre of France for the 2010–11 season.[1] However, he was later released by Le Havre a month later, after the team was not satisfied with him.[2] In October 2010, he signed with VOO Verviers-Pepinster of the Belgian Basketball League.

On May 29, 2011, Waters signed with the Belgian club Liège Basket for the 2011–12 season.[3]

On July 29, 2012, Waters signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League and ABA League.[4] In December 2012, he left Olimpija.[5] On January 2, 2013, he signed with Hapoel Holon of Israel, for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[6]

On August 12, 2013, Waters signed with the Liga ACB club Bàsquet Manresa of Spain for the 2013–14 season.[7] On January 14, 2014, he parted ways with Manresa.[8] Three days later, he signed with the Basketball Bundesliga club s.Oliver Baskets, of Germany, for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[9]

On November 1, 2014, Waters was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive in the third round of the 2014 NBA Development League Draft.[10] On November 21, 2014, he was released by the Drive, after averaging 3.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.[11] On December 17, 2014, he signed with Kolossos Rodou of Greece for the rest of the Greek Basket League's 2014–15 season.[12]

On July 29, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Aris Thessaloniki of Greece.[13]

On August 2, 2016, Waters signed with the VTB United League club Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia.[14] On September 11, 2016, he left the team because he didn't pass his physical tests.[15] On September 22, 2016, he joined the German club Bayern Munich's training camp.[16]

On October 6, 2016, he signed with the LBA club Pallacanestro Cantù of Italy.[17] On December 27, 2016, he left Cantù, and signed with the Greek team Olympiacos for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[18][19] Waters played in 21 EuroLeague games with the Reds, including an appearance in the championship game of the 2017 EuroLeague Final Four versus Fenerbahçe, and counted 4.1 points plus 1.5 assists per game on average. On March 2, 2017, he achieved a career-high by scoring 14 points at Menora Mivtachim Arena of Tel Aviv against Israeli powerhouse Maccabi. At the end of the season, Waters left Olympiacos after team's failure to defend the national league title in a dramatic best-of-five finals series versus rivals Panathinaikos.

On August 13, 2017, Waters signed with Turkish club Pınar Karşıyaka for the 2017–18 season.[20]

On July 20, 2018, Waters signed a one-year deal with the French team Nanterre 92.[21] In 37 games played for Nanterre, he averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 assists per game, while shooting 46.7 percent from three-point range. Waters led Nanterre to the 2019 Basketball Champions League Quarterfinals, where they eventually were eliminated by Virtus Bologna.

On August 5, 2019, Waters returned to Israel for a second stint, signing with Ironi Nahariya for the 2019–20 season.[22]

PersonalEdit

Waters is a good personal friend of NFL star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ St Thomas Basket : l'Américain Dominic Waters signe au Havre (in French).
  2. ^ Basket : Dominic Waters quitte l'équipe de STB, Yohann Sangaré signe (in French).
  3. ^ Belgacom Liege tabs Dominic Waters
  4. ^ "Union Olimpija signs Waters". Euroleague.net. July 29, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Dominic Waters heading to Hapoel Holon?
  6. ^ Dominic Waters signs with Hapoel Holon.
  7. ^ Dominic Waters officially signs with Manresa.
  8. ^ Dominic Waters leaves Manresa.
  9. ^ S.Oliver Baskets sign Dominic Waters, part ways with Tweety Carter.
  10. ^ Grand Rapids DRIVE: 2014-15 Draft. Archived November 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Grand Rapids Adds Center Willie Reed.
  12. ^ Kolossos Rodou signed Dominic Waters.
  13. ^ Στα κίτρινα του ΑΡΗ ο Dominic Waters. Archived August 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine (in Greek)
  14. ^ Enisey Krasnoyarsk lands Dominic Waters.
  15. ^ BC Enisey parted ways with Dominic Waters, Tony Taylor will replace him.
  16. ^ Dominic Waters joins Bayern Munich training camp.
  17. ^ "La Pallacanestro Cantù ingaggia Dominic Waters" (in Italian). Pallacanestro Cantù. October 6, 2016.
  18. ^ Olympiacos bolsters backcourt with Waters.
  19. ^ "Olympiacos signs Dominic Waters". Sportando.com. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  20. ^ "" DOMİNİC WATERS PINAR KARŞIYAKA'DA! "". kskbasketbol.net (in Turkish). August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  21. ^ "Nanterre 92 signs Dominic Waters and Demetrius Treadwell". Sportando.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Ironi Nahariya inks Dominic Waters". Sportando.basketball. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  23. ^ Ένας σούπερ σταρ του NFL στο ΣΕΦ (in Greek).

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