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Anthony Dickens

College, High School
About Anthony Dickens

Anthony Dickens was a basketball standout at Strong Vincent High School and Robert Morris College.  He led Strong Vincent to the PIAA Class AAA state championship as a senior, scoring 20 points, with 16 rebounds and 5 assists in the title game. He led the Colonels to a 29-1 record and the Metro League and District 10 championships, averaging 16.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He was named to the USA Today All-USA honorable mention team, AP All-State second team, and first team Section One. He ended his high school career with 1,037 points and 800 rebounds.  As a freshman at Robert Morris, Anthony was named the team MVP and was named to the Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team.  He was limited the next year by a hip condition that was diagnosed as degenerative arthritis, and would redshirt the following season. He returned as a redshirt junior and helped the Colonials to a 21-9 record. He hit the winning free throws with 10 seconds left in the Northeast Conference championship game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson for a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He later represented the NEC at the NCAA’s Most Courageous Athlete of the Year dinner. As a senior, he averaged 12.5 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. to lead Robert Morris to a 22-8 record, a second straight NEC title, and another berth in the NCAA Tournament. He was Robert Morris’ career leader in rebounds (751) and second in rebound average (7.0). Dickens later became one of the original members of the Erie Wave pro basketball team.