USATSI Photos men's basketball vs. Indiana -- 1/13/15
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Saw action in each of the last 22 games, tallying a total of 33 points and 29 blocks
Started each of the final seven games of the season ... Made first career start vs. Ohio State (2/27/14), ending night with one thunderous dunk and career-high tying four rebounds in 21 minutes of action
As a starter in seven games, produced 3.1 ppg and 2.9 rpg, compared to 1.5 ppg and 2.0 rpg on the season
Averaged 1.3 blocks per appearance
Grabbed career-high six rebounds in win over Hampton (3/19/14), including five off defensive glass
Had career-high six points in win at Northwestern (3/6/14)
Posted career highs in five categories in win at Ohio State (1/29/14), including minutes (22) and blocks (5)
Five-block performance vs. the Buckeyes was the fifth time a PSU player has put up at least five blocks in a game this season (previous four - Donovon Jack)
Has more than doubled block total from 26 games played at SMU last season
Posted two blocks for the fourth time in six games in the Big Ten Tournament game vs. Minnesota (3/13/14)
Netted first PSU points with a pull-up jumper at Illinois (1/4/13) ... Added two blocks in career-high 15 minutes of play
Saw first PSU action against Mount St. Mary's (12/22/13), tallying two blocks in eight minutes of action
AS A FRESHMAN (SMU) (2012-13)
Dickerson played in 26 games for the Mustangs as a true-freshman and posted a total of 13 points, 23 rebounds and nine blocks in 92 minutes (3.5 mpg) of action on the year
SMU posted a 15-17 record overall and 5-11 record in Conference USA
Posted four points and two blocks vs. Malone (11/19)
Had three points at Houston (1/19)
Logged a pair of rebounds and blocks in a win vs. Tulane (1/12)
Had three points and a rebound in three minutes vs. UTEP (3/9)
AT A GLANCE Dickerson transferred to Penn State in June of 2013 and was cleared Dec. 20, 2013 by the NCAA to begin play immediately for the Nittany Lions. Penn State submitted a Legislative Relief Waiver to the NCAA requesting it waive the year in residence requirement that generally applies to transfers in basketball. Dickerson, a sophomore center, is eligible for the balance of the 2013-14 campaign with two additional full seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16) of eligibility remaining.
A 7-0, 240-pound center, Dickerson is the tallest Nittany Lions since 7-0 forward Jan Jagla (2002-04). He brings a Big Ten ready body, tremendous size and athleticism to the line-up and will look to expand and develop his game during a redshirt season after playing in 26 games as a true-freshman at Southern Methodist University last year.
HIGH SCHOOL The Brooklyn native played his senior prep season at the IMG Academy in Florida... posted 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game for an IMG team that went 28-2... played at traditional New York City area power Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn...posted eight points, seven rebounds and seven blocks per game in his final season at ALHS...team that went 28-3 and finished ranked in the top 50 of the nation.
PERSONAL Born June 9, 1993, in New York, N.Y. ... Has two brothers Jayquan and Julius, and one sister, Jadeina.