Trey Dickerson – On the rise
Posted: December 14, 2011 by DeadBefore50 in Basketball
To say Trey Dickerson’s Senior season at Price High School (Los Angeles) started on the wrong foot is a bit of an understatement. “TD” wasn’t ruled eligible to play until his Price teammates had already logged (8) games. Undeterred, Dickerson is poised to salvage the remainder of the schedule and push his recruit stock back up the charts. Teamed with one of SoCal’s best big men in Skylar Spencer, Dickerson is looking to guide his team to a California State title and leave the memory of his time away from the game far behind.
There’s no lack of confidence to Trey’s game. Ask him about it and he’ll let you know he dropped (18) on future NBA #1 overall pick Kyrie Irving. It’s not the brash cockiness which plagues many young athletes, simply a profound belief in his ability on the court. Trey is the new brand of “scoring” Point Guard, but can certainly do his part in running a set and involving teammates. His game is based on speed and quickness and remains a work in progress. Trey admits there is room to improve on the defensive end and given his athleticism and court awareness it wouldn’t shock me to see him develop that “shutdown” mentality. Although his goal was to hit the collegiate scene in ’12, a re-class to ’13 allows more time to tighten up all aspects of his game.
On the recruiting side Dickerson was first hampered by a move from New York to Los Angeles and more recently by the eligibility challenges. There was early interest from Kentucky (including a conversation with Coach Calipari), West Virginia, Seton Hall, Washington, Oregon, and St. Joseph’s. Dickerson currently holds offers from Niagara, Montana State, Detroit, and Loyola. My guess is a strong finish to his Sr. season will trigger increased interest and significant offers.
On the college level Dickerson projects as an agile Point Guard capable of contributing double-digit points. Assuming he shores up his technique/consistency on the defensive side it’s no stretch to project Trey as a solid contributor on the mid to high major level. As a Junior for Montclair (program has since dissolved athletics) Dickerson averaged an impressive (17.6) Points and (6.2) Assists per game. Similar numbers for LA’s Price High School this season will place the team, and Trey, in position for continued success. Although the last 12-18 months may not have unfolded according to plan, it is clear “TD” carries perseverance uncommon for his age. Given the support of family, friends, and teammates, I expect we’ve not yet seen the best, nor the last, of Trey “TD” Dickerson. This is a young man on he rise.