Greg Dolan has been on the Division I radar for quite some time. But the Williamsville South star point guard wants to get bigger and stronger before heading to the next level.
So he's going to prolong taking that jump a bit by heading to prep school for a year.
Dolan announced via Twitter on Friday that he plans to attend Northfield Mount Herman, a prep school about two hours away from Boston, Mass.
"It's more basketball related," the 6-foot-4 Dolan, a two-time All-Western New York first-team selection, told The News. "My grades were fine. I'm using it to kind of get bigger and stronger and just be able to get more used to playing a lot of games in a season, 20 minute halves and to be prepared to make an impact as a freshman coming into college."
— Greg Dolan (@gregdolan_) April 13, 2018
Dolan averaged 28.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.1 steals and 6.9 assists per game this past season in leading the Billies to a 19-4 record and an appearance in the Section VI Class A-1 final.
Dolan has started for South since his freshman year, leading the Billies to two Section VI Class A titles and a state semifinal appearance.
This season his role morphed as he went from more of an offensive distributor to shouldering the scoring load for South. He scored a career-high 47 points in a December win over Cardinal O'Hara and scored 36 points in his final scholastic game, a 97-95 four-overtime loss to West Seneca West in the sectional final. He finished with 2,019 points in his career.
"I think it's a great fit for him because his goal is to go to a high academic school with a major basketball program and that's what Northfield Mount Herman is known for," Dolan's high school coach Gabe Michael said.
Dolan had offers to go to several Division I schools, including University at Buffalo, Canisius, Albany and Dartmouth. He said it was tough to not accept one of those, but feels going to prep school for a year will be beneficial.
"I just wanted to make sure I'm ready and give myself as many options," Dolan said. "NMH they're regarded as the best academic and basketball prep school in the United States. To be able to attend a school like that feels like a great opportunity for me."
Dolan will have family near NMH. His older brother Graham, a 2016 Will South graduate, plays at Division III powerhouse Babson.