Black & Magazine Newswire
SAN DIEGO, CA – Following a successful combine series, The San Diego Guardians have signed 38 athletes to compete for their official roster.
Of the 38 signed athletes, the highlight of the group is NBA veteran Dominic McGuire, San Diego native, and Lincoln High School alumnus. Drafted 47th overall by the Washington Wizards, McGuire spent 6 seasons in the NBA before spending 6 more seasons overseas.
During his tenure in the NBA, McGuire played for 7 teams including the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets, and Indiana Pacers. McGuire’s career averages during that span include 2.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists as well as 0.5 steals and blocks per game.
Following his stint in the NBA, McGuire took his talents overseas to play professionally in Venezuela, Israel, China, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Mexico over the span of 6 seasons from 2013 to 2020. During his 6-year international tenure, McGuire averaged 9.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and a block per game.
“Having an NBA veteran in training camp is invaluable. His competitive spirit and high basketball IQ will set the tone,” said The San Diego Guardians Head Coach, Brandon Cheeks about the value of adding McGuire. Coach Cheeks hopes to “pick up some NBA secrets” for himself and the rest of the team as training camp progresses.
The San Diego Guardians General Manager, Jeff Harper-Harris, praised McGuire as a “young man who has worked hard to be good on and off the court.” Harper-Harris said he believes McGuire will be a great mentor for the rest of the team. The GM commends McGuire for his advocacy in giving back and helping the youth of the community. Most notably, Dominic has participated in the Increase the Peace Blacktop Classic in San Diego.