Per a recent article in the New York times Ben Dickinson a 6’9” 230 lb PF from Alexandria, Virginia who played last year at Binghamton University will transfer to LMU. Dickinson will sit out for a year per NCAA transfer rules and will first suit up for the Lions for the 2013-2014 basketball season, and will have three years of eligibility.
In high school Dickinson put up modest numbers at power house Gonzaga Prep, but when he started playing D1 basketball his production really took off. In fact, his first college game he scored 27 points. A good story on Ben’s debut:
Dickinson, who started 27 games, was an America East Conference All-Rookie Team selection this season, and finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.5 points per game. He led the team with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game. He was also named to the College insider mid-major All-American freshman team.
Dickinson will have a full year to work on his game, as well develop his strength and conditioning with strength coach Drew Rossi. It seems Ben will really have an immediate impact for the Lions when he takes the floor. After watching highlight clips of Ben what really stood out for me is his passing ability. Mark my words; Patson and Ben are going to make one heck of a front court for us.
In sum, the two most important pieces for our 2013 recruiting class was adding a power forward as Ashley will be graduating; and adding another guard as Anthony will be going into his senior year. Ben committing now locks up immediate impact player at power forward position, and now the sole focus is recruiting a guard.
Welcome to the LMU family Ben!