JOHN DICKSON RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Sophomore John Dickson averaged a team-high 12.6 points per game against Big Sky competition
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State sophomore forward John Dickson received honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball honors today after finishing the 2010-11 season with averages of 10.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Playing in his second season, Dickson, who is a true sophomore, was the lone Hornet selected to the all-conference team. He becomes the fourth Sacramento State underclassman to receive all-Big Sky accolades since the program joined the league in 1996-97 (Vinnie McGhee, Loren Leath and Nate Murase).
The San Francisco native appeared in 28 games (25 starts), and was the team’s second leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder. Dickson shot 42.2 percent (97-230) from the field and 76.3 percent (106-139) from the free throw line, and scored in double figures in 12 of the Hornets’ 16 league games.
In conference play, he increased his numbers to a team-best 12.6 points per game to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game. Among Big Sky leaders, in conference games only, Dickson ranks second in free throws made (70), third in free throws attempted (87), eighth in free throw shooting (.805), tied for ninth in blocked shots, 11th in offensive rebounding (2.0 per game), 14th in scoring and 20th in rebounding.
Overall, he tallied double figures in 19 of the team’s 28 games, including a stretch of 11 consecutive contests. Dickson now has 596 points through his first two years in the program, the third highest total for any Hornet player through his sophomore season since the team joined the Div. I ranks in 1991-92. That mark trails only Leath (685) and Michael Boyd (603).
The Hornets finished the season 7-21 overall and 4-12 in the Big Sky. Among the team’s 21 losses, four came in overtime and five more came by six points or less.
BIG SKY INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
MVP - Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado
Newcomer of the Year - Scott Bamforth, Weber State
Freshman Of the Year - Byron Fulton, Weber State
Defensive Player of the Year - Brian Qvale, Montana