Wednesday, June 1, 2011

College Basketball: Stars sign Lynx's Dawson

West Dawson, who started for NJCAA Division II national champion Lincoln College last season, has signed with the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-4 junior-to-be scored a game-high 20 points in the national championship contest. He was also named to the all-tournament team. The Decatur Eisenhower product averaged 12.3 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a sophomore guard.

“West is a high-energy guy who plays with a lot of passion,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “He is a winner. He won in high school and he won in junior college.”

Dawson was featured in an June 1, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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