Rolling Out

Dominique Wilson reflects on her pro basketball career and family business

The former All-ACC guard walked down memory lane

Professional basketball player Dominique Wilson works out every day, staying in shape through pro-am weekend runs at AEBL and staying prepared for American-playing opportunities like Athletes Unlimited again. She maintains a vegan diet, and now promotes organic hair care through her family’s business, CW Hair Care.

Her motivation for living to the utmost standard? The ability to eventually live on an island and enjoy the natural beauties of the Earth.

Wilson recently stopped by rolling out to reminisce about, and preview, it all.

You played with Te’a Cooper in high school. How was that experience?

It was fun because everyone was serious. We all had the same goal of winning a state championship. Now, we didn’t know we were going to go undefeated the whole year. That wasn’t expected, but we knew to put in the work and jell as a team. A lot of people don’t know this, but before school, we would get up, shout-out to [Omar Cooper], he would pick us up and [we’d] go to his house to lift weights, do some biking, cardio, take a shower and go to school. After school, [we’d] have practice after practice. … So we did this five times a week. .. Sometimes Saturday, but not really, we’d usually get the weekends off to rest.

I feel like that helped us jell, and it also put us ahead of the competition. Who else was doing that? No other team in the United States really was doing that together. Then, we played AAU together, so we really had chemistry, but we also had talent. We have five to six girls that were committed to high D-1 schools for college.

What was it like playing in Athletes Unlimited?

That was amazing just to have another league in the United States, other than the WNBA and allowing American players to stay home for about two months and make good money, but also have exposure like on television. They also taught us how to portray ourselves online on social media, and how to connect with other businesses so we [could] get sponsorships. … They took great care of us. They met our needs, especially with eating because I’m a vegan. So they didn’t leave me out.

At what point were you conscious about having healthy hair?

In high school. When I was younger, my hair was permed. I wouldn’t say that was my mom’s fault, it was my fault. Growing up as a Black female, you don’t see a lot of Black females with their natural hair. So I always wanted straight hair as a kid, following the trend, but when I got older, I started to appreciate natural hair and understand myself. When I meet someone, I want them to see the real me. I don’t really fake things at all.

Where can people find your and your mom’s hair care business?

They can find us on

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