WATERLOO, Iowa - Trey Dickerson surveyed the court. It was the point guard's first offensive possession playing competitive basketball in Iowa.
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw All-Big Ten Hawkeye forward Aaron White moving towards the basket. Dickerson lobbed the ball perfectly at the rim where White grabbed it and slammed it through. Perhaps, it foreshadowed what could be coming to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this winter.
Thursday night here at the Cedar Valley Sportsplex Dickerson debuted for local fans in the Prime Time League. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder netted 16 points (7-of-20 from the floor/1-of-7 on threes) and nine assists.
Dickerson transferred to Iowa after one season at Williston State College in North Dakota. Coach Fran McCaffery brought the New York City native to the Hawkeyes in hopes of him creating scoring opportunities for his teammates and himself as well as providing on the ball pressure defensively.
Thursday, there were plenty of examples of why McCaffery views the newcomer as a playmaker. Dickerson also struggled at times, particularly with his outside shot.
"I thought I played decent, you know, first game, kind of adjusting to it. I haven't played pick-up in about two weeks besides this week with the team but I'm getting back into it," Dickerson said.
Here you can watch Dickerson in action. It's not a straight highlight tape but includes a group of clips from his night so you can get an overall feel for his game: