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  Dan Dickau

Dan Dickau

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, WA

High School:
Prairie

Last College:
University of Washington

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 189

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1V

Major:
Broadcasting

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Prairie High in Vancouver, playing with current Gonzaga forward Zach Gourde...averaged 20.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 7.0 assists/game as a senior...Prairie went 22-4 and advanced to the Washington State Class AAA semifinals, losing to eventual champion Mercer Island...honorable mention Greater St. Helen's League selection as a sophomore, first-team all-league as junior and senior...scored 47 points in 80-47 win over Camas...as a junior averaged 19.7 ppg, and 16.0 ppg as a sophomore...state of Washington Class AAA Player of the Year as selected by the Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Tacoma News Tribune...named to the Seattle Times All-State team...attended Nike Camp during the summer of 1996, and was listed as 20th overall among recruits on the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West poll of coaches...selected as the No. 15 point guard prospect by Basketball Times magazine...also lettered two years in golf.

Dan Dickau's Collegiate Career
FRESHMAN (1997-98): Reserve point guard led the University of Washington in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 16-of-30 attempts for 53.3 percent...went 13-of-20 from long range over the final 13 games of the season...hit a pair of treys and had two steals in 17 minutes against Xavier in NCAA Tournament first-round win...season-high 12 points at Arizona, 11 against Arizona in Seattle and 10 at UCLA...season-high four assists at UCLA and California...Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshmen Team honorable mention.

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Started 11 games for the University of Washington, averaging 4.6 ppg and 2.6 assists/game...played 13 games prior to being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a fractured left heel after only three games of the Pacific-10 Conference season...had surgery Jan. 15, 1999.

JUNIOR (1999-00): Transferred to Gonzaga and sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules.

JUNIOR (2000-01): Started the first four games of the season, scoring 20 points in home win over Wisconsin-Green Bay and in loss at 5th-ranked Arizona...dislocated and broke left index finger late in Arizona game, sidelining him for nine games, including the first game after the injury against his former team when Washington visited The Kennel...had 20 points, 7 assists against the Wildcats and had helped Gonzaga grab 5-point lead with 7:30 to play before losing...came back at the start of West Coast Conference play and picked up where he left off, getting double-double at San Francisco with 13 points and 10 assists, and the next night at Saint Mary's with 15 points and 12 assists, the latter one shy of the school record...of his 24 games, scored in double figures in all but one, a 9-point night at home against Santa Clara when he went 1-for-10 from the field and 7-for-10 from the free throw line...came back the next night with a then-career high 25 points against San Diego, going 6-of-7 from the field and 11-for-11 from the line, tying the Gonzaga record for free throw percentage in a game with 10 or more makes...scored in double digits the final 15 games of the season...in one of the most remarkable shooting displays in Gonzaga history, scored 39 points at Santa Clara the final weekend of the season - 31 of them in the second half as he rallied Gonzaga from as much as a 19-point deficit to trail by just 6 late in a game Gonzaga would eventually lose...scored 20 straight Gonzaga points at one stretch in the second half...went 11-for-18 from the field, set a school record with 9 3-pointers and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line...in the final regular-season game at San Diego, drilled a 3-pointer with 1:36 to go to give Gonzaga a 69-67 lead, it's first since 23-22, then drilled a 23-foot 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds to play to break a 69-69 tie and give Gonzaga a 72-69 win and the outright regular-season West Coast Conference title...averaged a team-high 21.7 ppg in the WCC Tournament, scoring 16 points in opener against Saint Mary's College, 24 against host University of San Diego in semifinals and 25 in championship game against Santa Clara University...went 19-for-36 from the field in the WCC Tournament for 52.8 percent, 9-for-21 from 3-point range for 42.9 percent and 18-of-23 from the free throw line for 78.3 percent in earning WCC Tournament MVP accolades...named to the All-WCC first team, the District 14 second team as selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches...also a WCC All-Academic pick and a Verizon/College Sports Information Directors of America District VIII first-team pick with a 3.33 grade point average in broadcasting...scored 29 points against University of Virginia in first round of NCAA Tournament to spark Gonzaga to an upset of the 5th-seeded Cavaliers...went 9-for-19 from the field, 6-of-9 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the free throw line...also had 5 assists and just one turnover in 39 minutes...helped lead second-half comeback in second round win over Indiana State University, finishing with 20 points, including a 12-for-12 game from the free throw line to tie him for the fourth best perfect day from the line in Gonzaga history (Frank Burgess and Geoff Goss each went 16-for-16 in a game)...also grabbed 5 rebounds and had 5 assists against ISU...scored 19 points in NCAA Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State University...his 150 assists for the season rank 6th on the all-time Gonzaga list...his 6.3 assists/game would have ranked him tied for 14th in the NCAA, but because of his injury he did not play in the required 75 percent of Gonzaga's games...71 3-pointers rank him 8th on Gonzaga single-season list.

SENIOR (2001-02): One of 16 finalists for USA Basketball World University Games team that will compete in Beijing, China, in August...will attend tryout camp in August when final 12-man squad is named.

Misc.: High school GPA of 3.67...named a Basketball Congress Invitational All-American...quoted in the 1998-99 Washington media guide as wearing No. 12 at Washington because, "The greatest point guard ever, John Stockton, wears the same number." Stockton is a 1984 Gonzaga alum who set the Gonzaga career assists record (broken in 2000 by Matt Santangelo) and is the all-time NBA assists and steal leader...will wear 21 at Gonzaga, Stockton the last Gonzaga player to wear 12 although the number has not been officially retired.


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