Former Lustre Christian High School star, Michele Capasso, signed a Letter of Intent to play for Dawson Community College next season. The point guard hails originally from Italy, but came to Montana as a foreign exchange student in 2015-2016 and had a stellar season. As a senior, he averaged 30.5 ppg and was named All-Conference and All-State in Class C. His season high in points was 54 points in a game. While at Lustre, he played for Coach Randy Reddig, a former DCC Buccaneer. Capasso’s younger sister Gabriella is currently at Lustre Christian.
Capasso wanted to attend DCC after finishing at Lustre in 2016, but as an exchange student, he didn’t meet NJCAA Eligibility requirements. He played at Cuesta College in California this past season, though his heart was always focused on getting back to Montana and joining the Buccaneers.
Before coming to the U.S., Capasso excelled in Italy, being named one of the top 15 players in his state. In 2014, he led his team to the Italian National Finals by averaging 17.2 ppg.
DCC Coach Joe Peterson had some good things to say about Capasso, “He is a talented young man with good quickness and long arms. He has a natural ability to score and has really worked on improving his outside shot. He knows how to create offense for himself and for others.”
Capasso was excited to be coming to DCC, “I had seen how determined and successful Coach Peterson was and I already knew him as a coach. I felt like Dawson was the school where I could improve the most; first as a person, then as a student and basketball player. I will now be close to my sister. I am looking forward to working hard and helping my team on the floor every game that I play. I will support the team and do whatever the coach asks me to do. I thank Coach Peterson for his confidence in me and I can’t wait to put my team in the best position to make us successful.”
The DCC Men’s basketball roster is almost complete and the players are looking forward to reporting to school in August.