In an unprecedented year, senior class members Dominique Darius ’21 and Olivia Miles ’21 enrolled in college early and will play on the national stage this college basketball season at UCLA and Notre Dame, respectively. Due to the pandemic affecting the number of athletes on team rosters all across college basketball, and both student-athletes accumulating enough credits to graduate, both Dom and Olivia are able to begin their college basketball careers.
Dom has already played four games for the UCLA Bruins, averaging 2.5 points per game. Olivia will begin playing for Notre Dame on January 31, when the Fighting Irish take on Syracuse. Both Bucs leave Blair as 1,000-point scorers, three-time Mid-Atlantic Prep League champions and two-time NJISAA prep “A” state champions.
“Each on their own has been one of the most impactful players in the history of our program and has elevated our team and our national stature to new heights,” said head varsity girls’ basketball coach Quint Clarke ’87 of Dom and Olivia. “It is improbable to have two such talented and selfless players enter the program at the same time, and all of us at Blair are grateful for their contributions on and off the court.”
The Blair community wishes Dom and Olivia the best as they embark on their college careers as student-athletes.