Former Florida commit and four-star commit Noah Dickerson will head west to visit Washington and Cal, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Dickerson is one of the top big men remaining in the Class of 2015.
Ex-Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he will visit Washington on Wednesday and Cal on Saturday. Class 2015 big man ranked 51 by ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 1, 2015
A 6’8″, 237 pound forward out of Florida’s Montverde Academy, Dickerson was previously committed to Georgetown and then Florida, but de-committed when longtime Gators coach Billy Donovan agreed to become the next coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
Now, he’s set to visit two programs that have not done well in recent years, but have bright futures.
Let’s start with the Golden Bears of Cal. The program has not been past the Round of 32 since 1997, and is about to enter its second season under coach Cuonzo Martin. In his first year, Martin went 18-15 (7-11 Pac-12) and has two solid five-star recruits in McDonald’s All-Americans Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown set to join the team next season.
Then, there’s Washington, a team that has missed out on the big dance in four of the last five seasons. Head coach Lorenzo Romar is set to enter his fourteenth season running the team, and has a pair of four-star recruits in guard Dejounte Murray and forward Marquese Chriss coming in next season.
Dickerson would likely just be a rotational player as a freshman on either team, but just where he goes depends on what he’s looking for. Does he want to get significant playing time on a contending team, or build up his playing resumé as he builds draft stock?
There’s still time for Dickerson to make his decision, but Campus Sports will update his story as more information on these visits becomes available.