Rangy forward with nice athleticism, an improving frame, and a developing skill level who was one of the most efficient scorers in Overtime Elite’s inaugural campaign.
About Dominick Barlow
Dominick Barlow is a promising forward with an intriguing frame, good length, and an evolving skill set who thrived in the Overtime Elite program. Widely regarded as one of the top-100 prospects in the high school class of 2021 following his senior year at Dumont High School (NJ), Barlow opted to turn pro in lieu of a postgraduate year.
Signing with Overtime Elite ahead of the league’s inaugural season, he was placed on Team Overtime coached by Ryan Gomes. Averaging 14.8 points, 6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.2 blocks over 25.2 minutes per game, Barlow made major strides in a number of areas while scoring efficiently across matchups with other Overtime teams and a range of prep programs.
• Measured standing 6’9.75 in shoes with a rapidly improving 221-pound frame and a 7’3 wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, Barlow has a very promising frame and is a solid athlete who plays with a strong motor.
• Finishing as the second-leading scorer for the three-team league’s top group during the regular season, Barlow contributed with his athleticism and intensity in transition and on the glass while improving as a jump shooter as the year wore on. Showing the ability to attack closeouts and make the simple play as a passer as well, Barlow is still evolving as an offensive weapon, but made notable strides with his skill set from his final year of high school.
• Possessing significant upside on the defensive end thanks to his length and athleticism, Barlow showed the ability to guard multiple positions in Overtime Elite play. While he’ll still need to pick up the nuances of the game at the next level, his instincts and effort level leave room for optimism about his ability to reach his potential.
• Doing much of his scoring making effort plays off the ball or running to the arc in transition, Barlow also showed the ability to use long strides to attack the rim and some footwork in the mid-post. Ranking among the most efficient offensive players in Overtime Elite’s inaugural season, he flashed interesting versatility and plenty of room to continue to improve.
• A rangy athlete who can play above the rim in space, Barlow scored 1.33 points per transition possession [92nd percentile] making a consistent effort to beat the defense up the floor or fill lanes behind the play. Scoring 1.27 points per shot around the rim in the half court [77th percentile], he was assertive looking to play through contact, took what defenders gave him as a slasher, and was effective on the glass looking to exploit the strides he made with his frame against his peers.
• Scoring 0.97 points per jump shot [70th percentile], Barlow has some things to clean up mechanically to reach his potential as a floor spacer and struggled to convert consistently in the half court, but shot the three well in transition and seemed to find a nice rhythm mid-year.
• Making some simple plays as a passer but remaining somewhat green as a ball handler and decision-maker, Barlow is still growing as an offensive threat. Even so, he showed some budding skill on top of the notable strides he made physically and the energy he brings to the floor.
• With the tools to be a multi-positional playmaker on the defensive end, Barlow had some impressive moments moving his feet containing the ball on the perimeter, covering ground to block shots, and not giving up on plays. Allowing 0.50 points per one-on-one possession, his length and intensity stood out in Overtime Elite play even if he was not always particularly physical.
• Barlow flashed some instincts in the passing lanes and as a shot blocker, but will face a bit of a learning curve as an off ball defender at the next level and has room to become a more consistent factor on the glass.
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