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Ex-Wildcat Michael Dickerson to enter Pac-10 hoops hall

Michael Dickerson will be Arizona’s representative in this year’s class of inductees into the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor.

The ceremony will be held March 12 during the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 tournament.

The others to be inducted: Isaac Austin (Arizona State), Bob McKeen (California), Charlie Warren (Oregon), Charlie White (Oregon State), Brevin Knight (Stanford), Don MacLean (UCLA), Harold Miner (USC), Todd MacCulloch (Washington) and Ray Sundquist (Washington State).

Here are other Arizona representatives since the opening of the Hall of Honor: Sean Elliott (2002), Steve Kerr (2003), Khalid Reeves (2004), Pete Williams (2005), Damon Stoudamire (2006), Chris Mills (2007), Miles Simon (2008), Lute Olson (2009) and Mike Bibby (2010).

This is Dickerson’s bio from the Pac-10 release:

Michael Dickerson, Arizona – Dickerson finished his Wildcat career as an All-American, multiple All-Pac-10 honoree, scoring leader and, most importantly, national champion. He led the team averaging 18.0 points per game as the Wildcats claimed the 1997 National Championship, and was also the leading scorer of the 1998 squad that won 30 games. Dickerson finished his career as Arizona’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,791 points, which still ranks eighth on the list. Dickerson is one of three players in program history to score 600 or more points in two separate seasons, joining Sean Elliott and Damon Stoudamire. He played in 130 games during his four-year career (1994-98), averaging 13.8 points per game, while the Wildcats posted a 106-27 (.797) record during that span. Dickerson earned third team All-America honors by the Associated Press and Basketball Times in 1998. He was a finalist for the 1998 USBWA Player of the Year Award as well. Dickerson was also a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 1997 and 1998. As a junior, Dickerson was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection. Dickerson scored 20 or more points on 36 occasions in his career, including seven games with 30 or more points. He scored in double figures 83 times. A first-round pick (No. 14 overall) by the Houston Rockets in the 1998 NBA Draft, Dickerson went on to earn second team all-rookie honors in 1998-99 and play five seasons in the league.

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