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Keitha Dickerson
Keitha Dickerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elk City, Okla.

High School:
Elk City H.S.

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L


As a junior: 1999 Big 12 honorable mention selection...started in all 34 games...averaged 8.9 points...second on the team in rebounding with a 7.7 average...recorded a career-high 21 points against Kansas State and North Carolina State...collected a career-high 16 rebounds at Baylor...hit a buzzer-beating shot against Baylor to give the Lady Raiders the victory...team's leading rebounder in 11 games...tallied four double-doubles, including two in back-to-back games...recorded a career-high six assists at Texas A&M and at Kansas...selected to the All-Tournament teams at the Gene Hackerman Rice Invitational and the Ala Moana Hotel Paradise Classic.

As a sophomore: Valuable sixth man who played in 29 games of Tech's 31 games...averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds off the bench...put in a season high 14 points at Texas A&M...grabbed a season- high eight rebounds, while setting a career mark with four assists at Oklahoma...improved free throw percentage to .542.

As a freshman: Started in two of 29 games...shot a team high .593 from the field...shot .506 from the free throw line...grabbed 156 rebounds...averaged 5.4 rebounds per game...had 26 assists...stole the ball 29 times...had three blocks...recorded first double-double of her collegiate career against North Texas where she scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds...led the Big 12 Conference in field goal percentage for five weeks...named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week for Dec. 9...invited to the USA Women's Junior National Team Trials.

Before becoming a Lady Raider: A 1996 graduate of Elk City High School...helped her team compile a 106-7 record...As a freshman: Team had a 26-3 record...averaged 16.1 points per game...shot 55% from the field...shot 72% from the free throw line...averaged 3.2 rebounds per game...named second team All-Tournament at the state tournament...As a sophomore: Team went 25-2...averaged 18.9 points per outing...shot 55% from the field...shot 65% from the free throw line...averaged three rebounds per game...named to the Wichita Mountain Conference, All-Conference team...As a junior: Team went a perfect 29-0 and won the state championship....averaged 17 points per game...shot 56% from the field...made 60% of free throws...averaged 7.2 rebounds per game...named Clinton Shootout tournament MVP...Wichita Mountain Conference MVP...chosen as the state tournament MVP...selected as a 1995 Nike All-American...As a senior: Team went 26-2...lost to Sallisaw in state championship game...averaged 18 points per game...shot 61.3% from the field...shot 60.1% from the free throw line...averaged 10.8 rebounds per game...selected first team All-State...named Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American...selected to state tournament All-Tournament team...chosen to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State team...coached by Jim McDaniel and Randy Smith.

Personal: Full name: Keitha Latisha Dickerson...born 4-20-78 in Elk City, Okla...parents Warren and Stephanie Watkins...mother is a homemaker...father works in the oilfields...has a younger brother, Jamal...involved in the drama club, speech club, and Math-Science Club while in high school...majoring in Exercise and Sports Science at Tech.

Getting to know Keitha...

I chose Texas Tech because of: The tradition it has and the distance from home
My favorite spot on campus is: The housing and dining building
My favorite spot on campus is: Hamburgers and french fries
If I won the lottery I would: Buy my parents whatever they wanted
The most interesting place I've ever been is: Hawaii
The most famous person I've ever met is: Angie Braziel
My most prize possession is: My CD player
Few people know this about me: That I love to laugh
When I am not playing basketball, I am: Watching TV or laughing at the biker babes (Kat, Aleah, Tanisha, Kristi, Angie and Myself)
If I could play another sport at Tech it would be: Soccer or be a high jumper for Coach Beene
My role models are: My parents
If I could bring one thing with me from my hometown, it would be: My mom, dad, grandmother and brother because I miss not having them at all of my games
The best thing about being a Lady Raider is: Getting the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and making some life-long friends.

Career Game Highs

Points:   21, twice
FGM:      9 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12-22-98
FGA:      15 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12-22-98
FTM:      6 vs. UCLA, 11-29-96
FTA:      12 at Oklahoma
Rebounds: 16 at Baylor, 1-2-99
Assists:  6, twice
Steals:   5 vs. New Mexico, 12-28-96

Season Highs

Games Played:   34, 1998-99
Games Started:  34, 1998-99
Minutes:        980, 1998-99
Points:         301, 1998-99
FGM:            111, 1998-99
FGA:            221, 1998-99
FTM:            79, 1998-99
FTA:            167, 1998-99
Rebounds:       262, 1998-99
Assists:        82, 1998-99
Steals:         59, 1998-99

Career Stats

Year GP/GS Min FG-A Pct. 3P-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb./Avg. A S B Pts./Avg.
96-97 29/2 497 73-123 .593 0-0 .000 41-81 .506 156/5.4 26 29 3 187/8.4
97-98 29/0 345 44-92 .478 0-0 .000 39-72 .542 95/3.3 21 18 3 127/4.4
98-99 34/34 980 111-221 .502 0-0 .000 79-167 .473 262/7.7 82 59 8 301/8.9
Total 92/36 1822/19.8 228-436 .523 0-0 .000 159-320 .497 513/5.6 167 106 14 615/6.7

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