Scoring Machine: Jerome Dyson

Jerome Dyson wasn't highly regarded back in the Maryland area, but things have changed since he arrived at Proctor. Now the offense is built around Dyson - and the 6-3 junior guard is taking full advantage.

For plenty of juniors across the country, scoring 14 points wouldn't be all that far below their season average. Not for Jerome Dyson.

The Maryland native and Proctor Academy (N.H.) 6-3, 180-pound junior guard, who has been putting up nearly 30 points per game this season, it was clearly an off-night in Saturday's victory against Thayer.

However, Dyson was ecstatic – because his team got the win.

Dyson, who rebounded with 39 points in a 86-80 victory against St. Andrew's (R.I.) on Sunday, is a guy who really came out of nowhere after being an afterthought in the Maryland area growing up. He was so far outside of the radar that neither the D.C. Balue Devils or D.C. Assault – showed any interest.

Well, all that's changed – but Dyson isn't sure what his summer plans are just yet. He's focused on trying to lead Proctor to a NEPSAC title first.

Dyson has displayed the ability to score in a variety of ways. He's quick enough to get to the basket and strong enough to finish. Opposing defenses have also found out that you can't sag off him because he can knock down the trifecta – which he did seven times against Brewster.

``He's the best player we've faced all year," Brewster coach Jason Smith said.

However, Dyson isn't without his deficiencies. He needs to become more intense on the defensive end – and also make his teammates better and get them involved more consistently.

Despite being a relative unknown until recently, coaches have begun to take notice. Dyson has a list that includes UConn, Maryland, Florida, Purdue, Miami, West Virginia and Georgetown.

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