Prairie View’s Domonic Marrujo is a member of a club that sits at three members .. at least through this boys basketball season.
Marrujo joins ThunderHawks’ alums Kam Vincel and Trey Marble in the 1,000-point-for-a-career club. Marrujo joined the fraternity almost two weeks ago.
Marrujo was aware he was getting close toward the latter part of the regular season.
“It really didn’t affect my play or style of play because I always go into every game with the same mindset – that’s just to go out there and do what I do and have fun,” Marrujo said. “When it started to get close, my teammates started giving me the ball more and trying to get me in my spots to score.”
Marrujo is averaging more than 18 points, four rebounds and three assists a game this season. He averaged 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in the COVID-shortened season last year.
“When I got into high school, I never actually thought I would hit this mark,” Marrujo said. “It never even came across my mind until I started to get closer by the game.”
Marrujo scored a game-high 26 points as the ThunderHawks knocked off rival Brighton 72-62 Feb. 18 on the Bulldogs' floor. Tyson Roberts added 24, and Rashawn Salinas-Johnston added 17.
Geo Velarde led Brighton's scoresheet with 20 points. Jackson Kroll contributed 13, Sean Wadsworth scored a dozen and Calvin Doyle contributed 11.
The state 5A tournament begins Wednesday, Feb. 23.
“During the off-season, I usually put up about 500 shots every day, and I always work on the parts of my game that I need to get better at, whether that’s defense, shooting, ball-handling, etc.,” Marrujo said.
He’s drawn some interest from a couple of colleges. He doesn’t care where he goes so long as he can play in college “and be in a place where I can get better and have fun.”
There’s another side benefit for Marrujo.
“Basketball has helped and changed me since I’ve been at Prairie View, because it has helped me meet new people and friends that I’ll have forever,” he said. “It has also taught me many life lessons, and it has helped me grow up.”