While the outcome on the basketball court was a disappointing one for Iowa on Saturday night, losing to Illinois 66-63, the Hawkeyes fared much better on the recruiting side of things. Junior college point guard Trey Dickerson, who is making his official visit to Iowa City this weekend, announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes shortly after the game.
Dickerson, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard from Williston State College in North Dakota, confirmed the commitment with HawkeyeReport.com tonight. While Iowa was his first official visit of the recruiting process, he decided that he had already found the right fit and said he is done with visits.
"It was the coaches and the situation was just perfect for me," said Dickerson. "I love it here and I can come in and help right away."
This past season, Dickerson averaged 19.7 points per game at Williston State to go along with 5.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. A freshman with three years of eligibility remaining, he also held scholarship offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, Washington, St. Louis, and several others.
Dickerson is the third verbal commitment for the Iowa coaching staff in the Class of 2014, joining high school prospects Dominique Uhl and Brady Ellingson. The Hawkeyes have one more scholarship available in the class and continue to recruit Dickerson's friend, JUCO power forward Willie Atwood, among others.