After less than a stellar summer, former Kentucky commitment Dominique Ferguson still had some of the top programs in the country showing interest in him. Ferguson, however, is not going to wait and see what develops on that front. Instead he has committed to play in the Sun Belt Conference.
Ferguson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward who will attend Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, arrived in Miami yesterday for an unofficial visit at Florida International. Today Ferguson is committed to play for Isiah Thomas' program.
"This was something I wanted to get out of the way," said Ferguson. "After talking with Coach Thomas and the other coaches I realize what they want to do with me is what I want to do. It's a perfect fit and the right situation. It's in a great city and Florida International is one of the most populated schools in the country."
Ferguson sees Florida International as a great path to get to the NBA and also a place where he can win basketball games.
"Coach Thomas is one of the best people out of the coaches recruiting me because of his NBA experience. He's going to get a lot more people down here to play with. I don't just want to get to the NBA. I want to win."
Presently Ferguson is the No. 23 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, but his stock is declining after a subpar spring and summer.
He listed Kentucky, Arizona, Florida, Duke, Connecticut, Tennessee and Alabama among others who where showing him recruiting interest.
Ferguson joins guard Phil Taylor in the Florida International 2010 recruiting class.