timberland benton Abington basketball standout Eric Dixon gains national attention
The Wildcats a lot of people in my town favorite team. My town, my community was looking for it, he said. was just one of those things that I was just looking for for my community.
Dixon stressed that he still considering all the schools that are involved he mentioned Rutgers, St. Joe Villanova, Oklahoma State and Virginia as the schools in touch most often and isn in any rush to end his recruitment. In the last few months, he and his parents have visited Pitt, Penn State, Georgetown, Virginia, Oklahoma State and the local schools, taking in games at St. Joe Rutgers and Seton Hall since the season has gotten underway.
Like many high school students, Dixon said he plans on playing out his final AAU season next year and taking his official visits in the fall before a decision in the weeks leading up to his senior year. By the time next August rolls around, his list of suitors could look much different.
As Dixon recruitment went national, so did his playing opportunities. A participant in a USA Basketball mini camp last summer, Dixon was invited back to try out for the national 16 under team this past summer, where he was among the final few players cut.
One thing that isn going to change is Dixon approach to his raised profile. Abington head coach Charles Grasty is also one of Dixon teachers this year, in a business law class. In October, Dixon had to miss a few days of school for another USA Basketball mini camp, but he still came in for a half day to give a presentation in that class before his flight.
When his classmates inquired why Dixon was leaving early that day, the hoops star balked. His coach had to do the bragging for him.
Another highly touted local junior, Imhotep Donta Scott, visited the University of South Carolina, where he picked up an offer from the Gamecocks staff. A 6 7 wing with a rapidly developing skill set, he also being pursued by Temple, La Salle, St. Joe UConn and Penn State.
Wildwood Catholic guard Caleb Fields jumped on an offer from Bowling Green, committing to the Falcons on Nov. 22. The 6 1 combo guard with a smooth outside stroke had also been offered by NJIT and Binghamton and was being recruited by several other mid major schools, including Drexel.
Central Bucks West senior wing Collin MacAdams committed to D II California University (Pa.) earlier in November. A 6 5 wing, MacAdams averaged 16.2 ppg and 7.2 ppg as a junior, and is a capable scorer from all three levels.
Bishop Shanahan 2018 PF Kevin Dodds committed to D II Gannon (Pa.) on Nov. 11. A 6 6 post player with a good mid range game, Dodds was a starter on last year Shanahan team that made the Ches Mont finals and earned a spot in the PIAA Class 5A playoffs.
University of the Sciences landed a commitment from Haverford School senior point guard Kharon Randolph on Nov. 8. Randolph, a 5 11 point guard and three year starter for the Fords, had also heard from D IIs Millersville, West Chester and East Stroudsburg before making his decision.
Cardinal O point guard Antwuan Butler committed to Austin Peay in October. Quaker Valley (Pa.) Coletrane Washington spent eight years living in Germantown before moving to the western part of the state with his parents when he was in middle school.
Father Judge senior wing Tom Quarry committed to D III Johns Hopkins on Nov. 14, choosing Hopkins over Swarthmore and Ursinus. A 6 6 small forward, Quarry comes from an athletic background; his parents, Tom and Heather, were both swimmers at Temple.