Dominique Oggs

Tennessee Wesleyan’s Dominique Oggs (11) rises for a jump shot over a Fisk University defender Wednesday at James L. Robb Gymnasium. The recent Sweetwater High School graduate had 14 points and five rebounds in his collegiate debut, as TWU won its season opener 87-82 in overtime.

Dominique Oggs made a huge impact on the court during his prep career at Sweetwater High School.

It didn’t take him long at all to make his mark on the college game.

Oggs scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds during his collegiate debut for Tennessee Wesleyan University on Wednesday, helping push the Bulldogs to an 87-82 win over Fisk in their season opener.

“I’m very proud of the young man,” TWU head coach Ray Stone told The Daily Post-Athenian. “His ceiling is very high. The thing about it right now, I’ve got him playing behind (sophomore) Ty Patterson, so my thing was I wanted to be able to have depth and be able to not miss a beat whenever I make substitutions.”

Oggs, who came off the bench for the Bulldogs, scored six of his 14 points during a 9-4 run by TWU with 12:21 remaining in the game. And his strong debut came as no shock to Oggs’ former coach.

“I’m not surprised at all to see him come out strong to start his college career,” Sweetwater head boys basketball coach Jeremy Henderson said. “He’s a special player with a tremendous work ethic and desire to be great.”

Oggs had a standout career while playing for the Sweetwater Wildcats, helping lead the team to a 28-3 record and Region 3-AA semifinal appearance last season. He was the 2018-2019 All-County MVP, as well as the District 5-AA regular season and tournament MVP.

“Very proud of him,” Henderson said, “as is all of the SHS family.”

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