Big 5 Recruiting: 1-on-1 with 2019 Philly 4 star PF Eric Dixon

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Philadelphia talent Eric Dixon is one of the fastest rising talents in the country coming out of the 2019 class. At 6-6, 250 lbs he is a physically imposing force with nice mid range shot. Dixon is quick for his size and is a very aggressive rebounder with a game that reminds me of Zach Randolph.

Dixon is the no.5 rated player in Pennsylvania, no.22 rated power forward, and no. 96 rated player in the class of 2019 by 247. Dixon is also rated no.1 among power forwards in the East region by Scout and 59th rated player by Rivals. He is a 4 star who I believe will become a 5 star. Dixon played for WeR1 AAU team and averaged 17.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in 2017 play. He plays for Abington high school in Abington, Pennsylvania, he has helped his team win two consecutive national confrence titles in 2016 and 2017. Dixon also helped Abington high the Suburban One League and Pennsyvlania District 1 Championship. 

LJ: First off i wanna say i’m proud of you. Your rise has been phenomenal.

Eric: Thank you.

 LJ: What teams that haven’t given you offers have shown a lot of interest?

Eric: Villanova, Indiana, and Iowa

 LJ: Are Villanova still recruiting you?

Eric: Yes

 LJ: What about your game has improved the most?

Eric: Ball handling, conditioning, and overall athleticism.

 LJ: What do you say is the most impact part of your game?

Eric: Rebounding, playing physical.

 LJ: Is Villanvoa a high program on your list of schools?

Eric: I have a lot of respect for the program and I think it’s a nice campus. All schools on my list right now are at about the same level.

LJ: Do you plan to Visit Villanova? When?

Eric: I don’t have a planned visit, but I am going up there September 30th for media night.

LJ: What were your averages last season? What was your best game? In that game what were your numbers?

Eric: I averaged 19.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks. My best game was probably my first state playoff game, and I had 31 points and 12 rebounds.

LJ: You have offers from Temple and Penn state. Are they high in your regards on your list of schools? What do you like about these programs?

Eric: Yes, I like the atmosphere of Penn State it’s really truly a beautiful campus with a program that looks to be heading up. Temple is a place I’m very comfortable at with it being right there in Philadelphia, and Temple’s history speaks for itself, definitely would be special to maybe be apart of it.

LJ: How do you feel about Georgetown and Miami? Have they been keeping in contact with you? Who on those two programs has kept in contact with you?

Eric: I like both of them, they’re both big time programs. Yes, from Miami I usually talk to Coach Fish, and from Georgetown I talk to Coach Waheed.

 LJ: Rutgers has shown a resurgence in recruiting. What do you think of that program?

Eric: I like them as well, that’s a program that seems to be heading in the right direction with the new staff and everything.

 LJ: Where were you rasied? How was it growing up?

Eric: I’m from Willow Grove, it’s your regular everyday suburb. Not much goes on here.

 LJ: What was the experience like at USA basketball?

Eric: It was a great experience. A lot of good players and it’s always fun to play that level of competition. I feel like I get better every time I go out there.

 LJ: What is the basketball scene like in Philly? How has competing in Philly helped your game?

Eric: It’s very competitive, playing down in the city has made me a lot tougher mentally and physically.