Dixson earns All-Horizon League Second Team honors

Photo: UIC Athletics

UIC freshman Dikembe Dixson earned a spot on the All-Horizon League Second Team, the conference announced Tuesday.

Photo: UIC Athletics
Photo: UIC Athletics

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for arguably the best freshman season in Horizon League history. His 576 points entering the Horizon League Tournament are already a single-season conference record for a freshman.

“Since the day he arrived on campus last summer, Dikembe has not been afraid to put in the work necessary to succeed at this level,” UIC coach Steve McClain said in a release. “As a coach, I know that when you’re willing to put forth that extra effort day in and day out, then great things can happen. For him to be named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year, and an All-Horizon League player, is a reflection of that dedication.”

Dixson joins Oakland forward Jalen Hayes, Youngstown State guard Cameron Morse, Green Bay forward Jordan Fouse and Milwaukee guard Jordan Johnson on the second team.

Oakland guard Kay Felder headlined the first team and was named Horizon League Player of the Year. The rest of the first team comprised Valparaiso forward Alec Peters, Detroit guard Paris Bass, Milwaukee forward Matt Tiby and Green Bay guard Carrington Love.

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