4:50 PM Fri, Nov 23, 2007 | Permalink
Thanks to official at the Queen of Peace School in New Jersey (above) for forwarding this picture of star center Bilal Dixon signing his letter-of-intent with Providence a few days ago.
PC has announced Dixon's signing in thge following release:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College men’s basketball coach Tim Welsh announced on Friday, November 23 that student-athlete Bilal Dixon of Jersey City, N.J. signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in September 2008.
Dixon, a 6-foot-8-inch, 228-pound forward attends Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, N.J. Last season, Dixon averaged 14 points per game and 12.8 rebounds. He helped lead Queen of Peace to a 19-9 record and the second round of the North Non-Public Group A state playoffs. Dixon spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City before transferring to Queen of Peace prior to his junior season.
“We believe that Bilal Dixon will be a great addition to our roster next season,” Welsh said. “He is an agile power forward with skill. Bilal knows how to use his strength against smaller opponents down low, but he also has good range from 15 feet out."
Dixon is PC's only fall recruit and may be the only new Friar for the 2008-09 season. Dixon will replace the team's only senior, Chuck Burch.