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Tim Dawson

position

Forward

Height

6-7

Weight

210 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

High School

Dunbar

Tim Dawson - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a junior (1986-87)

Started 19 straight games at the power forward position (from early December to early February) until a wrist injury (vs. Florida State) forced him to miss six games…was the team’s third leading rebounder with 120 (4.8 per game)…top overall outing was a 19-point, 10 rebound performance in a disappointing 63-55 loss to Winthrop; also hit on seven of seven throws that night…led the Hurricanes in the rebounding department in three games: North Carolina (11 rebs.), Winthrop (10), and Wisconsin-Green Bay (6)…notched doubled figure scoring totals in six games last year (all of those coming before January)…finished the year as the ‘Canes No. 8 ranked scorer with a 6.2 points per game average…ranked second on the team in charges-taken with seven, and finished the year with nine dunks.

As a sophomore (1985-86)

Could not compete until the eight game of the season (UCLA) due to NCAA transfer rules…played in ten games before having to sit out the remainder of the year with a thumb injury that occurred in the first half of the Baptist game (a 71-60 Miami win on 1/23/86)…provided a visible impact in the limited time he played as a physical force underneath the basket…top individual outing came against Towson State when he scored 11 points and had nine assists from the center position…collected nine rebounds against Hofstra and pulled down eight key boards in Miami’s stunning upset of Florida State (83-75)…anthough his playing time was limited, Dawson displayed his outstanding leaping ability by finishing third on the team in dunks (5) in only ten games…was an inspirational force on the bench during all 18 of the games in which he could not participate.

As a red shirt (1984-85)

Transferred to Miami in January of 1985 and spent the remainder of the year working out with the Miami “F Troop”…absorbed the majority of his mandatory one-year lay-off (NCAA transfer rule) during this year when Miami played no games.

As a freshman (1983-84)

Saw action in 25 games at George Washington while starting two contests…scored in double figures eight times, while averaging 7.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game…ranked third on the team in rebounds (88), fourth in points (183), and fifth in minutes played (508)…top games came against Catholic (19, points, 7 rebs.), Rutgers (19 points, 3 rebs.) and Temple (15 points, 7 rebs)…ranked second on the team in total dunks (22) and blocked shots (37)…selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference’s All Rookie Team.

High school

One of the most sought after forwards in the east…helped perennial powerhouse Dunbar High to a 59-0 record over two years and a game in final prep season en route to earning first team all-Metro honors from all three Baltimore daily newspapers…was also an honorable mention All-American pick by Street and Smith’s, Basketball Weekly, and Blue Ribbon Magazine…never participated in a losing game in high school…coached by Bob Wade.

Personal

Full name is Timothy Dawson…earned Dean’s list recognition last year as a criminal justice major…enjoys playing guitar…his photograph has appeared in two different Sports Illustrated feature stories…Tim’s father, Ellis B. Dawson, is a Baptist minister in Baltimore. 

Year 

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG

FGA

Pct

3FG

3A

3Pct

FT

FTA

Pct

Off

Def

Tot

Avg

PF

FO

A

TO

B

S

Pts

Avg

1983-84*

25

2 503 20 56 121 .562 47 71 .662 88 3.5 76 3 12 25 37 8 183 7.3

1985-86

10

4 179 18 22 46 .478 10 19 .526 38 3.8 28 2 12 18 8 2 54 5.4

1986-87 

25

22 498 20 60 119 .504 35 53 .660 47 73 120 4.8 68 4 12 39 10 7 155 6.2

TOTAL

60

28 1180 20 138 286 .482 92 143 .643 47 73 246 4.1 172 9 36 82 55 17 392 6.5

*At George Washington University