Eastern Illinois has added another new member to the Panthers backcourt for next season, guard Zach Dickerson.
Dickerson played point guard at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas helping lead the team to a Texas Class 3A state championship during his junior year. As a senior he earned All-Region honors averaging 14.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game while shooting 80 percent from the free throw line.
The 6’3″ guard was a two-time All-Area player earning District MVP honors as a senior averaging 18.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds in district action. As a junior he was named the District Defensive MVP.
“Zach is a very versatile and heady player. He comes from an outstanding high school program in Argyle, Texas,” said EIU head coach Jay Spoonhour. “He has been very well coached by both his father, Larry, and his high school coach John King. As a junior he was a facilitator for a really good team that won the state title in Texas. As a senior he was asked to do more scoring and he showed he is capable of playing anyway he needs to. That ability is what attracted us to him as a player.”