5 - John Dickson|
|Hometown:||San Francisco, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Fairfield HS|
Had one of the more impressive freshman campaigns in Sacramento State’s Div. I history (1991-pres.)...appeared in all 30 games (18 starts) while ranking among the Hornets’ top three players in points (9.7 ppg), field goals made (104), field goals attempted (236), field goal percentage (.441), three-point field goal percentage (.406, 28-69), free throws made (55), free throws attempted (91) and blocked shots (29)...narrowly missed out on becoming the third Hornet true freshman to average at least 10.0 points during the program’s Div. I era...his average of 1.0 blocked shots per game was the fourth best mark in the Big Sky Conference...scored in double figures 17 times, including a season-best 22 points at Montana State...had 19 points in the team’s win over Idaho State...42 of his 108 rebounds came on the offensive glass...shot 52.0 percent (13-25) from the three-point line over his final 10 games of the season.
A 2009 graduate of Fairfield High School in California...played four years of basketball and competed four years for the track and field team...in basketball, he was a three-year varsity starter where he played at shooting guard, small forward and power forward...a two-time first team all-league selection, Dickson was the Falcons’ leading scorer and rebounder his senior season (2008-09), averaging 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocked shots per game for a Fairfield squad that reached the CIF NorCal Championship semifinals...in fact, he helped the team to three straight NorCal Championship appearances and three consecutive Monticello Empire League titles...in addition, he helped the team to the Div. II Sac-Joaquin Section finals three years in a row, and Fairfield combined for a 77-22 overall record and a 38-2 league mark over that three-year span...was the team captain as a senior and became the first men’s basketball player in Fairfield High School history to sign a Div. I scholarship following his senior season...as a junior, he averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while helping lead the team to a 28-6 overall record and a 15-0 league mark.
Born Dec. 19, 1990...parents are John Dickson and Kelli Danner...an undeclared major...played for the Drew Gooden Soldiers (Richmond, Calif.) in 2008-09...all of his teammates from that squad are currently playing at the collegiate level.