32 - John Dickson|
|Hometown:||San Francisco, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Fairfield HS|
CAREER STATS (PDF)
One of two players to start all 29 games…never missed a game during his four-year career, spanning 115 straight games played…started 90 of those contests…the 115 games also tied the program record for most games played during a career…an honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference selection, Dickson posted a team-best 12.8 points, while also averaging 5.7 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocked shots and 27.4 minutes per game…shot .405 (133-328) from the field and .758 (75-99) from the free throw line…led the Hornets in points, field goals made, field goals attempted and blocked shots…50 of his 165 rebounds came on the offensive glass…scored in double figures a team-best 21 times, and 73 times during his career…also led or tied for the team lead in scoring a team-high 13 times…drew a team-best nine charges…had three double-doubles over a nine-game span, including 19 points and 11 rebounds at Idaho State, 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at home against North Dakota, and 19 points and 10 rebounds at North Dakota…scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field against Dominican…among league leaders, Dickson ranked 11th in blocked shots, 14th in scoring and rebounding, and 15th in free throw percentage…raised his scoring average every year of his career, from averaging 9.7 points as a freshman, to 10.9 points as a sophomore, 12.4 points as a junior, and 12.8 points as a senior…became one of just 10 players in school history to score 1,000 career points…among the program’s all-time career leaders, Dickson ranks first in starts (90), tied for first in games played (115), second in free throws made (329) and attempted (456), third in blocked shots (100), fifth in points (1,313) and field goals made (456), sixth in field goals attempted (1,077), and seventh in rebounds (508).
A team tri-captain, Dickson appeared in 28 games, including 18 starts…posted averages of 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals, 1.0 blocked shots and 25.6 minutes per game…shot 43.1 percent (122-283) from the field and 73.2 percent (93-127) from the free throw line…led the Hornets in scoring, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted and blocked shots (28)…scored at least 20 points on six occasions, including a season-high 26 points at home against Portland State…also had 21 at Washington State, 24 vs. Southeast Missouri, 20 at Eastern Washington, and 20 against Weber State on a pair of occasions…scored in double figures 16 times…among Big Sky leaders, he ranked sixth in blocked shots, eighth in free throws made and 11th in scoring…tied for the team lead with 11.3 points against conference competition.
An honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference selection, becoming the fourth Sacramento State underclassman to receive all-Big Sky accolades since the program joined the league in 1996-97...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.
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 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.
Parents are John Dickson and Kelli Danner…a communication studies major who is on pace to graduate in the fall of 2013…played for the Drew Gooden Soldiers (Richmond, Calif.) in 2008-09.