This week Daleville senior all-state basketball star Shemar Dixon committed to accept a scholarship with Washington’s Clark College to play basketball at the school.
Dixon – who helped guide Daleville to an Elite 8 appearance this season – chose Clark College over Enterprise State, Snead State, Pine Manor and a number of other schools.
“I chose Clark College because it just felt like a great fit for me,” Dixon said. “The players they’ve signed this year make me feel like it can be a great team if we all get together.
“I had a lot of other schools wanting me to go to their colleges, but I just felt like Clark College was the best fit for me.”
Dixon was a star for Daleville throughout his high school career and as a senior he averaged 15 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Dixon attributed lessons learned from Daleville coach Blake Garner and the Warhawk assistant coaches for molding him into the player he has become.
“I learned that the coaches (at Daleville) aren’t going to sugar coat anything with you and they are going to tell you what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear,” Dixon emphasized. “Everything they ever said to me stuck with me and it made me into the player that I am today.”
Dixon said that he simply wants to continue to improve as a player at Clark College along with earning a degree.
“My goals for college are to develop my game even more and become the great player that I know I can be,” Dixon said. “With a little hard work, I feel like I am going to be un-guardable if I put everything together.”
Dixon plans to hold a signing ceremony later this month to sign his letter-of-intent with Clark College.