Dominiq Penn, a starter for the Dublin Coffman boys basketball team each of the past three seasons, is transferring to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for his senior year, he announced Aug. 15 via Twitter.
His father, Scoonie Penn, recently resigned as Ohio State’s director of recruiting and player development to become an assistant coach with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. In the 1998-99 season, Scoonie Penn helped the Buckeyes reach the Final Four and was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.
Dominiq Penn, a 6-foot guard who has 1,261 career points, helped Coffman win a Division I district championship in 2017-18 and was named ThisWeek Super 12 each of the past two seasons, averaging 16.3 points as a sophomore and 19 last season when the Shamrocks received the No. 1 seed for the district tournament.
Penn also averaged three rebounds, 2.2 assists and two steals and shot 52 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the free-throw line last season as Coffman finished 22-2 overall and won the OCC-Central Division title at 9-1.
Penn is a three-star recruit according to 247sports.com and has scholarship offers from Akron, Duquesne, Kent State, St. Louis and Stony Brook.
He’ll be joining a Hamilton Heights Christian Academy team that went 34-4 and was ranked No. 3 in Tennessee last season, according to MaxPreps.com. The program also has added transfer Reggie Bass, a shooting guard from Indianapolis who is considered a four-star prospect in the 2022 class.
After a report earlier this year that Hamilton Heights Christian Academy would be closing because of financial issues, the school announced in April that it would remain open.
The school is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and is well-known for its success in boys and girls basketball.