TAKING A LOOK AT EARLY SIGNEE GEORGE DANCER’S SENIOR YEAR/PREP CAREER

TAKING A LOOK AT EARLY SIGNEE GEORGE DANCER’S SENIOR YEAR/PREP CAREER

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Beyer High School guard George Dancer, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Sacramento State on Nov. 11, had a monster senior year prior to suffering a knee injury on Jan. 22 with six games remaining in the regular season.

Dancer, who had surgery on the knee on March 21 and is expected to make a full recovery, is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Modesto. He is believed to be the first men's basketball in Beyer High School history to receive a scholarship from a Div. I program.

Below are some highlights of his senior season and career at Beyer. He will enroll as a freshman at Sacramento State in the fall.

Original story on Dancer's signing on Nov. 11

Q & A with Dancer that ran in the Modesto Bee on March 3


SENIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
• Was the team captain his senior season, and finished the year averaging 19.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.
• Named first team all-Modesto Metro Conference and team MVP for the second straight year.
• Is a finalist for the Modesto Bee's District Player of the Year award.
• Broke the school record for points in a game vs. San Joaquin Memorial High School in the championship game of the Modesto City Classic Tournament. In that game, he scored 43 points to break his own school record (36) from his junior year.
• Was selected to the all-tournament teams at the Modesto City Classic and the McDonald's Classic.
• Helped Beyer HS to a 21-7 overall and 12-2 mark in the Modesto Metro Conference. The 12-2 mark was good for second place in the league standings and the team qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. II Tournament.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Goes down as one of the most successful players in school history, combining for 61 wins during his three years on the varsity squad at Beyer.
• Two-time first team all-conference, two-time team MVP and six-time all-tournament selection.
• He is a virtual lock to be named all-district for the second straight year when the 2016 selections are eventually made by the Modesto Bee.
• Led Beyer to its first CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff win in a decade when the team beat Burbank HS on Feb. 25, 2015.
• Raised his scoring average all three years of his varsity career....10.1 points as a sophomore, 15.2 points as a junior, and 19.6 points as a junior.
• Helped lead Beyer to an appearance in the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. II Tournament all three years of his varsity career. Beyer finished with a 13-14 overall record the season prior to his first year on varsity.
• Three-year varsity starter for the program.