Dickerson Can See Duo At Arkansas

Williston State College point guard Trey Dickerson (6-1, 180) talks about playing before Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson on Thurday night and the possibility of joining Connors State power forward Willie Atwood (6-8, 220) as being future Razorbacks.

Now that Arkansas basketball head coach Mike Anderson has made it out to North Dakota and followed up with a Friday morning phone call, Williston State College point guard Trey Dickerson can certainly see the possibility of himself being a Razorback.

Dickerson (6-1, 180), a Queens, N.Y., native scored 19 points an had 4 assists Thursday night in the Tetons' 97-76 win over Tribes State Technical College with Anderson looking on.

"It was great that Coach Anderson made the trip all the way out here to North Dakota and is now planning to go see my family in New York and that shows me just how much he wants me and what he thinks I can do to help the program," Dickerson said. "I am going to make a visit down there as soon as I can after my season is over."

That weekend visit for Dickerson – who will have three years of eligibilty at his next stop – could be the same as his good friend Willie Atwood (6-8, 220), a power forward from Connors State College in Warner, Okla.

The two became friends when Dickerson was at Murray State last summer and Atwood – averaging 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds this season - came up for a visit.

Iowa and Nebraska are schools that have offered both players according to Dickerson, who is averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds this season for Williston (25-5, 8-1) and is the cousin of former NBA player Lamar Odom.

"We talk about playing together all the time, almost every night," Dickerson said. "Coach Anderson has made it clear that he thinks we should come to Arkansas together and be the final pieces to the 2014 recruiting class and help them become a great team."

Arkansas signed North Little Rock point guard Anton Beard (6-1, 180), Forrest City big man Trey Thompson (6-10, 250) and Arlington, Texas, Martin shooting guard Nick Babb (6-5, 190) last fall and also had a redshirting transfer in former West Virginia player Keaton Miles (6-7, 220).

"I love Coach Anderson's style of getting the ball up and down the court and he sees Anton Beard and I being a great pair together that could split the time at point guard and play all out for 40 minutes," Dickerson said. "He said he hasn't had point guards since he got to Arkansas that would allow him to play as fast as he wants to play both offensively and defensively."

Dickerson has offers from UAB, Nebraska and Iowa among others and plans to take visits to UAB, Nebraska and Arkansas for sure.

"I don't know the dates yet because we still have to finish our season and I don't know if that is going to be next week, the week after that or at the national tournament," Dickerson said. "I'm definitely going to see those three schools."

Dickerson said Arkansas hasn't officially offered yet, but has been told that is coming.

"He told me he wants to go visit my family in New York and then officially offer me then," Dickerson said. "That is such a big deal to me that he is going to take time to go see my family."

Dickerson, who finished up his high school career by averaging 23 points and 6 assists at God's Academy in Dallas, Texas, arrived at Williston with plans to be a distributor.

"I got here and my coach needed me to score more so I have concentrated on that while still trying to make sure I get the ball to my teammates in the places they can score," Dickerson said. "I feel like mu quickness and my passing ability are strengths and that I can shoot the ball pretty well. I would say that the thing I would most like to improve is my on-ball defensive ability.

"That's something that if I am going to be playing at Arkansas next year is something that I'll need to be able to do because we're going to be playing pressure defense and getting after it," Dickerson added.





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