Excited to say I have committed to the University of Florida #GatorNation— Noah Dickerson (@NDickerson41) August 17, 2014
After re-opening his commitment a few months ago, Class of 2015 Montverde Academy (Fla.) PF Noah Dickerson announced that he has committed to Florida.
Many people thought he would consider Georgetown again or at least take an official, but he will be staying in the state of Florida after he finishes his senior year. Dickerson did not give any reasons why he re-opened his commitment, but according to a source, he did not feel comfortable and also the Hoyas have two bigs already in Marcus Derrickson and Jessie Govan.
Dickerson felt that Florida was the ideal situation for him to grow. Georgia Stars coach Mike Artis talked about it with Big East Coast Bias. Artis told Big East Coast Bias that Dickerson " felt that (at Florida) he had the best to opportunity to grow and prepare himself for the ultimate level. He spoke to numerous Florida alums and they reassured him that Florida was a good school for a big of his caliber."
Florida will be getting an legit big man that can score in the low post, something Billy Donovan desperately needs on the Gators. Dickerson will be able to fit similar to how Al Hartford did on Donovan's national championship teams. He will be able to crash the boards and create for himself. He's lost some weight, got slimmer in the offseason, and can run the floor really well and finish around the rim with both hands.
During the summer, the one improvement that Artis has seen from Dickerson is that he can step out and knock down the 10-15 foot jumpshot on a consistence basis. He also improved his pick and pop. Dickerson will be a good player at Florida.
According to 247 sports, Dickerson is ranked No. 52 in the Class of 2015 rankings and many people consider him one of the best low-post scorers in the class. During the spring, Dickerson averaged 14.2 points and 8.4 rebounds on the EYBL circuit with the Georgia Stars. On the Nike Global challenge, he averaged 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.