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Former Hawkeye Trey Dickerson chooses new school

Chad Leistikow
cleistik@dmreg.com
Iowa assistant coach Andrew Francis, left, talks with Trey Dickerson after Dickerson’s final game as a Hawkeye on Feb. 19 against Rutgers.

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Trey Dickerson, the fast-paced point guard who in February deciced to leave the Iowa basketball team, has found a new home.

The 6-foot native of Queens, N.Y., announced Monday on Twitter that he had committed to Division I South Dakota, which plays in the Summit League.

Dickerson will be reuinted at South Dakota, which went 17-16 last season, with Coyotes assistant coach Eric Peterson — Dickerson's coach at Williston State (N.D.) College.

Dickerson left the Hawkeyes after struggling to earn meaningful playing time while working behind junior point guards Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons.

The junior-college all-American saw 23 minutes in 14 Big Ten Conference games.

In a direct Twitter message to The Des Moines Register, Dickerson wanted to thank Hawkeye fans. "I'm gonna miss it and loved it here," he said. "Thanks for all the support."

Dickerson has two years of eligibility remaining.