Posted On: 11/6/17 2:49 PM
2018 Ridgewood guard Will Dawson Jr. heads into his senior season after a successful summer with Team Speights.
The 6’0″, 165-pounder spent the last four years with Team Speights. He called the opportunity to play in front of several college coaches great this summer. He aims to find a spot at the next level.
For Ridgewood, he said he learned the importance of playing hard on each and every possession a year ago. Dawson Jr. says his 3-point accuracy has improved the most over the past few seasons.
“My role at Ridgewood next year will be to defend the oppositions best player as well as find my shooters,” Dawson Jr. told Prep Hoops Florida. “I believe that we have the best shooters in the area and my job is to penetrate and get them as open as possible.”
He decided to run cross country this year get his body in the best shape possible.
Along with hitting the gym daily to keep gaining weight, I also find time to get in the gym as much as I can shooting game like shots and working on my handle,” Dawson Jr. said.
Basketball started at age 11 for Dawson Jr. He called his biggest strengths his facilitating ability and recognition of the other team’s threats. He wants to better his offensive rebounding this season.
No offers have come yet for the 2018 prospect, but he’s drawn interest from Southern Wesleyan, Ozarks and Davis College.
Ridgewood has been a sound program for a few years now and Dawson Jr. has played his part. His agility is noticeable on the floor and if he can add muscle to his body, then he’ll boost his overall game as a senior.