Bridgewater Inks Pro-Deal in France | 10th Year Seniors
Dominick Bridgewater made Bahamian basketball history by becoming the first player to make the jump straight from high school to the professional ranks. Bridgewater, 18, signed a Junior Pro contract with the FOS Provence Basketball Byers Club, making him eligible to be named to the organisation's Pro-A roster for the remainder of the season. For the past seven months, he has been a member of the club's Epoirs (Junior League - U21). His season thus far was highlighted when he was named the MVP of a preseason tournament (18 points and 11 assists per game) hosted Tain, France. Through 18 games, he has averaged 16.1 points, 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. The Epoirs team spent much of the regular season working against the Byers A-League team, which includes fellow Jaraun "Kino" Burrows. It was Burrows who eventually facilitated Bridgewater's move to the French club. "My first intention was to go D-I because that's where I saw Buddy Hield and so many other guys play and after the