Freshmen John Dawson and Deonte Burton talk about the hiring of Marquette men's basketball head coach Steve Wojciechowski on April 1, 2014.
Marquette freshman guard John Dawson (Clovis, N.M.) is preparing for his first collegiate season in 2013-14 - find out what he's doing to get ready, and what he hopes to bring to the table for the Golden Eagles.
2013-14 Season Notes: Collected the first blocked shot of his collegiate career at Seton Hall (Feb. 11) ... Scored in double digits for the first time in his career with a career-high 12 points in a career-high 31 minutes in overtime win at Georgetown (Jan. 20) ... Scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting from 3-point range at Xavier (Jan. 9) ... Tallied a season-high two steals in win over Ball State (Dec. 17) ... Had three assists in 13 minutes off the bench vs. IUPUI (Dec. 14) ... Knocked down his first collegiate 3-pointer in win over George Washington (Nov. 29) ... Dished out a pair of assists at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 28) ... Tallied career-highs in assists (6) and rebounds (4) win over Grambling State (Nov. 12) ... Made his collegiate debut checking in at the 17:20 mark of the first half in the season opener vs. Southern (Nov. 8) and played six minutes.
High School: Named first team all-state as a senior under head coach Matt King ... Led program to state championship game, its third-consecutive trip to at least the tournament semifinals ... Squad posted a 23-7 overall record in 2012-13 ... Averaged 15.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game and helped squad to district title ... Helped lead the squad to the district championship and the state tournament semifinals in 2011-12 ... Averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game and was a first team all-state honoree by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association in that season ... Ranked as the top player in the state of New Mexico by several media outlets ... First team preseason all-state selection entering his senior campaign ... Has been a member of the varsity team each season at Clovis ... Played travel basketball with BYC Elite under head coach Michael Clay.
Personal: Born April 12, 1995 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Son of Gerri and David Dawson ... One of nine children (Gerreyea, Dewayne, Autumn, Dondre, Rashaud, LaShayda, Charmaine and Kellen) ... Majoring in psychology.