Dickey gearing up

Ra'Sean Dickey has accomplished a lot lately. The 6-9, 245-pound power forward just led his S.C. Ravens squad to a championship win over the N.C. Gaters in North Augusta, S.C. And he also took his first stab at the SAT.

"We played real well," Dickey said of his team's tournament win. "We took down the Gaters with JamesOn Curry and a lot of other good players."

Dickey told Inside Carolina that he scored 29 points in the championship game and that he also had four blocks. He had a personal highlight as well.

"I had this dunk and it was real hard," he said. "I mean real hard. I didn't break the backboard or anything but I almost did."

Dickey and the Ravens will use this past weekend's success to gear up for next weekend's Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, Va. Last year at this same event he more than held his own against many of the nation's best basketball players before bowing out against Ndudi Ebi, Tack Minor and Daniel Gibson of Houston Hoops.

On the academic front, Dickey is happy to announce that he took the SAT for the first time. And while he won't know what the score is for a few weeks, he did seem to be eager to get word on his performance.

"I felt real good about it. I think I may have done all right," he said.

If Dickey gets the necessary score on the test, it's possible that many of the nation's elite programs will give him a verbal scholarship offer -- and many of them have already done so already.

Dickey has been a big fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels for quite some time and while Matt Doherty's resignation was tough to endure, it doesn't appear to have altered his stance on UNC.

"It was bad," Dickey said, referring to the situation around the UNC basketball office. "I never saw that coming. I really liked [Coach Doherty]. But I'm still favoring North Carolina anyway. No matter who the coach is."

Dickey's summer schedule is still being put together right now, but aside from the Boo Williams event this coming weekend -- he's unsure what other events he'll be attending, though one can expect that the Nike Camp in Indianapolis is a sure-fire stop in early July.

NOTE -- InsideCarolina.com will be on hand this weekend in Hampton, Va. to cover the Boo Williams event and you can be sure to expect in-depth coverage of Dickey and the Ravens.


Check out IC's Ra'Sean Dickey profile.

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