San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – After a so-so 2011-2012 season, the San Francisco Dons have emerged as one of the most surprising teams in the mid-majors early this season and it’s largely because of the outstanding play of hardworking junior forward Cole Dickerson.
Following their 74-62 loss to the Stanford Cardinals in the season opener, the Dons ripped through their next four assignments to improve their record at 4-1.
In the Dons’ first five games, Dickerson averaged 14.8 points and 15.0 rebounds and collected four double-doubles, including a 19 point, 20-board output against Montana last Friday.
The 6-foot-7 Dickerson has been an active body on the floor, fearlessly banging with big bodies just to grab a rebound or a loose ball. He also proved to be a solid defender by averaging at least a steal per game.
In a program that produced NBA legend Bill Russell and solid veteran Bill Cartwright, Dickerson embodies the Dons’ philosophy of hardcore basketball.
Next week, Dickerson will have his first crack at playing a proud basketball program in St John’s Red Storms.