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Eric Dawson

Eric Dawson
No. 1 – Cariduros de Fajardo
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueBSN
Personal information
Born (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 35)
San Antonio, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolSam Houston (San Antonio, Texas)
College
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2008Austin Toros
2008Marineros
2008–2009Austin Toros
2009–2010Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins
2010–2011Austin Toros
2011Jeonju KCC Egis
2011–2012Austin Toros
2012San Antonio Spurs
2013Meralco Bolts
2013Metros de Santiago
2013–2014Austin Toros
2014Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2014Heilongjiang Fengshen
2014–2015Élan Chalon
2015Leones de Ponce
2015–2016Paris-Levallois
2016Blackwater Elite
2016Salt Lake City Stars
2017Leones de Ponce
2018Comunicaciones
2018–presentCariduros de Fajardo
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eric Lamont Dawson (born July 7, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Cariduros de Fajardo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He played college basketball for McLennan CC and Midwestern State.

College career

Dawson spent two years at McLennan Community College before transferring to Midwestern State where he averaged 16.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in two seasons and earning All-LSC first-team honors in both seasons. He also was a Basketball Times second-team All American while helping the Mustangs to a conference title and a NCAA regional appearance in his senior season.[1]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft, Dawson signed with the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League on November 1, 2007.[2] On February 4, 2008, he was waived by the Toros after playing two games in an injury plagued.[3] Afterwards, he signed with Marineros of Dominican Republic for the rest of the season.[4]

On November 6, 2008, Dawson re-signed with the Austin Toros.[5] In 30 games, he averaged 10.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and one block in 24.2 minutes.[6] The next season, he played in Japan for Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins.

In December, 2010, Dawson re-signed with Austin.[7]

In 29 games with the Austin Toros in the 2011–12 season, Dawson averaged 17.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, shooting 56 percent from the field earning himself the NBA D-League's Impact Player of the Year. He eclipsed previous career highs that he set in the 2008–09 season when he averaged 10.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. With Dawson in the lineup, the Toros put together a record of 19-10, helping them to the league’s second best record at 33-17 going into the 2012 NBA D-League Playoffs.[8]

During the 2011–12 season, he played two stints with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[9][10]

The Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association selected Dawson as an import for the 2013 Commissioner's Cup.[11] In July 2013, he signed with Metros de Santiago of the Dominican Republic.[4]

In June 2013, Dawson joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League and on September 30, 2013, he signed with the Hawks.[12] However, he was waived on October 26 after appearing in three preseason games.[13] On October 31, 2013, Dawson was re-acquired by the Austin Toros[14] and averaged 14 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.[15] In March, 2013, Dawson signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam to play in the final of the WABA League. He was the leading scorer for Petrochimi with 21 points, but lost the title.[16] On April 24, 2014, Dawson signed with Heilongjiang Fengshen of the Chinese NBL[15] where he averaged 32 points, 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game.[17]

In June 2014, Dawson re-joined joining the Atlanta Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 6, 2014, Dawson signed with Élan Chalon of France for the 2014–15 season.[17] He averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds per game.[18] On June 16, 2015, he signed with the Leones de Ponce of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.[19] In 11 games, he averaged 8.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.[6]

On September 14, 2015, Dawson signed with Paris-Levallois for the 2015–16 season.[18] He averaged 10.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists with Paris.[20] On May 30, 2016, he signed with Blackwater Elite for the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup.[20] In six games, he averaged 18.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.2 blocks in 38.8 minutes per game.[21]

On September 23, 2016, Dawson signed with the Utah Jazz,[1][21] but was later waived on October 13 after appearing in one preseason game.[22] On October 31, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League.[23] On November 26, he was waived by the Stars after suffering a foot injury. He averaged 6.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in 25 minutes.[24] On January 4, 2017, he re-signed with Leones de Ponce.[25]

On December 27, 2018, Dawson signed with Comunicaciones of the Argentinian LNB,[26] averaging 16 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.9 steals in 23 games.[27] On May 13, he returned to Puerto Rico, this time with Cariduros de Fajardo.[27]

References

  1. ^ a b Reed, Trey (September 26, 2016). "Former MSU standout signs free agent deal with Utah Jazz". MSUMustangs.com. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "D-League Draft and Training Camp Rosters Complete". OurSportsCentral.com. November 1, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Toros Acquire Serge Angounou". OurSportsCentral.com. February 4, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Brito, Frank (July 30, 2013). "METROS DE SANTIAGO FIRMAN A ERIC DAWSON EN LUGAR DE JAMELLE HORNE". MelvynLopez.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Toros Announce Returning and Allocated Players". OurSportsCentral.com. November 6, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Eric Dawson - RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Toros Fall to Utah Flash". OurSportsCentral.com. December 5, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Austin's Eric Dawson Earns 2012 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 19, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Spurs Sign Eric Dawson to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "Spurs Sign Eric Dawson to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Team Meralco Bolts (January 1, 2013). "Our import Eric Dawson set to arrive on January..." Twitter.com. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  12. ^ "Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster". InsideHoops.com. September 30, 2013. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  13. ^ "Atlanta Hawks waive forward Eric Dawson". InsideHoops.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  14. ^ "Austin Toros Announce Training Camp Invitees". NBA.com. October 31, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ a b "Eric Dawson signs with Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen". Sportando.com. April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "Mahram Tehran won the WABA League". Sportando.com. March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  17. ^ a b "Elan Chalon announces Eric Dawson". Sportando.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Eric Dawson signs with Paris-Levallois". Sportando.com. September 14, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  19. ^ Modestti, Luis (June 15, 2015). "#BSN Leones anuncian a Eric Dawson como su..." Twitter.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  20. ^ a b Dy, Richard (May 30, 2016). "Blackwater taps ex-Meralco import Eric Dawson". FoxSportsAsia.com. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Jazz Sign Free Agent Eric Dawson". NBA.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  22. ^ "Jazz Waive Dawson, Ford and Paige". NBA.com. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  23. ^ "Salt Lake City Stars roster and info after D-League Draft". SLCDunk.com. SB-Nation. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  24. ^ Byrnes, Hayley (November 26, 2016). "Salt Lake City Stars Acquire Michale Kyser". NBA.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  25. ^ "Leones de Ponce añaden más poder para la Liga de las Américas". ElNuevoDia.com (in Spanish). January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  26. ^ "Eric Dawson se suma a Comunicaciones". BalonAlAire.com (in Spanish). December 27, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Fajardo tabs Eric Dawson, ex Comunicaciones". LatinBasket.com. May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.

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