Class of 2023 PF Dominic Cestero is quietly becoming one of best players in the Houston area that many people may not know much about. The 6’8 PF out of Houston Christian HS loves to be in the gym and uses his time on the court to not only get better, but to prove all of his doubters wrong. He is just starting to scratch the surface in terms of potential and has all the makings to be able to produce at the next level. 

His game can be summed up in one word and that is consistent. The minute that he steps on the floor he creates unbelievable matchup problems for his opponents. Standing 6’8 and 215 pounds he is as great post talent from a skill standpoint that you will find at his size. He can catch and finish in the post with ease around the basket. He has a natural feel for the game and does not force the issue when has the ball in his hands. He understands how to keep the ball high and away from smaller defenders and can also spin baseline to avoid double teams. He has a soft touch on his jump shot and has put in the work over the past year to increase his range on his jump shot. He is now able to catch and face away from the basket and consistently knock down shots which makes it even more difficult to matchup against him. He is a great passer out of the post. He is big enough to see over the double teams and finds him teammates in scoring positions. 
He is just as good on the defensive end of the floor as he is offensively. He plays extremely hard and takes pride in playing defense. It is common to see him diving on the floor for loose balls as well as getting a key defensive rebound in a crucial part of the game. He will do whatever is needed for his team to win. He moves his feet well and does not gamble and get silly fouls. He protects the rim very well and uses his body well from a defensive standpoint. 

Schools in the region have begun to take notice and will be playing close attention to his development over the winter season as well as following him closely into the spring and summer travel season. We can expect for a major uptick in his recruiting.