Dickson's stats in Australia
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Former Hornet John Dickson, who starred for the Sacramento State men's basketball team from 2009-13, is currently posting huge numbers in his first season of professional ball with the Willetton Tigers of Australia's State Basketball League.
Through 17 games, Dickson is averaging 30.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting .504 (183-363) from the field and .400 (36-90) from the 3-point line. Of his 10 rebounds per contest, an average of 4.0 of those boards are coming on the offensive glass. With nine games remaining on the regular season schedule, the forward currently leads the league in steals and ranks second in scoring.
Dickson has scored at least 18 points in every game, has posted 11 double-doubles, and has four games with at least 40 points. In fact, he has scored at least 21 points in all but one game, including a season-best 44 points against the Perth Redbacks in early April.
At Sacramento State, Dickson racked up 1,313 career points, the fifth most in Hornet history (1948-pres.). A two-time honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference performer, the San Francisco native never missed a game during his career, spanning 115 straight games played, including 90 starts.
Dickson ranks among the top seven players in program history in 10 different categories, including tied for first in games played (115). He improved his scoring average every year of his career, and had a pair of workouts with the Sacramento Kings in the summer of 2013.
Dickson is one of eight former Sacramento State players that are playing professionally overseas. The list includes Joel Jones (Puerto Rico), Davon Roberts (Germany), Jason Davis (United Kingdom) Duro Bjegovic (Germany), Heath Hoffman (Spain), Josh McCarver (France) and Rame Batta (Iraq).