April 26, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming headbasketball coach Steve McClain announced today the signing of Brandon Dickerson from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, Miss., to a national letter-of-intent.
Dickerson is a 6-4, 200-pound shooting guard. He averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game for the 2000-01 season, while leading Copiah-Lincoln to a 23-7 record. Dickerson earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference honors for the second consecutive season. He hit 40.0 percent from the three-point arc, and was selected to play in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game. As a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln in the 1999-2000 season, Dickerson averaged 17 points and five rebounds per game as Copiah-Lincoln posted a 22-7 record. He ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in three-point shooting, hitting 45.0 percent from three. Dickerson was also named First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference. He ended his junior-college career having won 76.3 percent of his games, posting a record of 45-14. His junior college coach was Dennis Sims.
"In this late recruiting period, we were looking for another guard who can shoot the three," said UW head coach Steve McClain. "As we evaluated the people available, Brandon (Dickerson) became the individual who we felt best fit that need for us. The other factor that really set Brandon apart, from some other young men we were looking at, is that he has always been a part of winning -- at both the high school and junior-college levels.
"I think Brandon brings with him an added level of maturity. He has some definite goals that he wants to reach. Brandon is very serious about his education, and he wanted to go to a school where he could attain a quality education. We feel that he is a young man who will make our program better."
Prior to attending junior college, Dickerson was named the Louisiana 4A Player of the Year while leading Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, La., to the 1999 4A State Championship. Dickerson earned First Team All-State honors, was named the District MVP and was also chosen to the All-Metro team. As a high school senior, he averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game. He was coached in high school by Kenneth Almond.
The son of Amelia and Ralph Dickerson, he plans on studying psychology. He will be a junior when he enrolls at Wyoming in the fall of 2001.
Dickerson was also recruited by Utah State, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans and Southern.
This concludes the 2000-01 signing class for the Wyoming Cowboys.