Dominique Hagans, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, has orally committed to play basketball for Eastern Kentucky University in 2012.
Hagans, out of Lafayette High School, is a junior-college sophomore at Southeastern Illinois College. He says he made his decision Monday.
Hagans, reached by phone Tuesday just hours before Southeastern Illinois' season opener, says he chose EKU because of "just the way they play, the coaching staff and I like the campus. I like everything about it, honestly."
Over 25 games for Southeastern Illinois last season, Hagans averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals while helping the Falcons to a 14-12 record.
As a senior at Lafayette, he averaged 15 points and earned all-city honors, helping the Generals reach the 2010 11th Region finals.
Hagans says he thinks EKU Coach Jeff Neubauer was attracted to him for "just the way I can penetrate, finish and create shots for other people."
At Southeastern Illinois, his teammates include Lafayette graduate Mike Walker and Fairdale's Quintrel Morris. Hagans said Walker will be sidelined for most of November because of a broken foot.
As for what he envisions his role will be with an Ohio Valley Conference team next year, Hagans said, "hopefully become the point guard and just try to lead my team any way I can. Just to help us win the OVC, hopefully."