32 - John Dickson|
|Hometown:||San Francisco, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Fairfield HS|
Appeared in all 28 games, including 25 starts as a true sophomore…averaged 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots per game…shot 42.2 percent (97-230) from the field and 76.3 percent (106-139) from the free throw line…was the team’s second-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder…led the team both in free throws made and attempted…the 106 free throws made tied for the fourth best mark in the Big Sky Conference…in league 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…scored in double figures in 12 of the team’s 16 league games…at one point during the season (Dec. 29-Feb. 3), he scored in double figures in 11 straight games…overall, he tallied double figures in 19 of the team’s 28 games…converted 27 straight free throws, the best mark during the program’s Div. I era (1991-pres.)…in conference play, among Big Sky leaders, he ranked 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…took a team-best five charges during the season…scored at least 13 points on 13 occasions, including a season-best 18 points at home against Northern Colorado…now has 596 career points, the third highest total for any Hornet player through his sophomore season since the team joined the Div. I ranks in 1991-92…trails only Loren Leath (685) and Michael Boyd (603).
Had one of the more impressive freshman campaigns in Sacramento State’s Div. I history…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 career-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…a business major…played for the Drew Gooden Soldiers (Richmond, Calif.) in 2008-09.