Former Iowa point guard Trey Dickerson announced on Twitter Monday night that he will transfer to the University of South Dakota to continue his basketball career.
Excited to Join Coach Smith and Coach P (my juco coach) at USD ! Thanking the man upstairs for another opportunity
— Trey Dickerson (@Dat_boy_TD) April 14, 2015
Dickerson’s announcement came at approximately the same time that his former Iowa team was holding its annual team banquet.
Dickerson left the Iowa team in late February after playing sparingly as the third point guard. He came to Iowa with considerable hype as one of the top junior-college players in the country. He also had three seasons of eligibility when he arrived at Iowa.
Dickerson averaged 19.8 points, 5.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game as a freshman at Williston State College in North Dakota. He earned third-team all-America honors and was named the most valuable player of his conference in junior college.
However, at Iowa, the 6-foot Dickerson was buried on the depth chart as a sophomore behind starter Mike Gesell and backup Anthony Clemmons, both of whom were juniors this past season. Dickerson appeared in 15 of 27 games and averaged 2.7 points.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in February that Dickerson left the team in search of more playing time at a different school.
Dickerson’s decision to attend South Dakota will reunite him with Eric Peterson, his former junior college coach. Peterson was hired as an assistant coach at South Dakota last April after serving the previous two years as the athletic director and men’s basketball coach at Williston State College.