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.
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.