IMG Academy alum and basketball star Jordan Dickerson committed to SMU after receiving offers from Providence, Auburn, South Carolina, Dayton and Iowa State. Originally from New York City, the 7-foot center joins center Blaise Mbargorba, shooting guard Brian Bernardi and small forward Uche Ofoegbu. The team is headed by coach Larry Brown, who is known for his impressive coaching style that led both the Detroit Pistons and theUniversityof Kansas to championship titles.
In his last season at IMG Academy, Dickerson averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game, leading the team to a 28-2 record.
According to the New York Post:
âJordan is a very talented kid that has a great opportunity - his upside is tremendous,â IMG coach Loren Jackson previously said. Jackson added: âHe really, really improved. He has a good concept of how a big guy should play. He's a lot more skilled than people think.â
Lincoln coach Dwayne (Tiny) Morton was impressed when he coached Dickerson with the Juice All-Stars recently in the iS8/Nike Spring League. Dickerson was finishing around the hoop, holding onto rebounds that previously would've escaped his grasp and getting up and down the court quicker.