Ebony Dickinson

Ebony Dickinson (September 8, 1977 September 29, 2009) was an American professional basketball player. After graduating from St. John's University in 1999 she went overseas and achieved success playing professional basketball in Iceland, Sweden, Greece and China.

Ebony Dickinson
Personal information
Born(1977-09-08)September 8, 1977
Detroit, Michigan
DiedSeptember 29, 2009(2009-09-29) (aged 32)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Career information
High schoolMurray-Wright
College
PositionForward
Career history
1999–2000KFÍ
2002Njarðvík
2003Grand Rapids Blizzard
2003-2004Eskilstuna BBK
Career highlights and awards

College

Dickinson begun her college career with Lansing Community College where she won the NJCAA division II championship along with the NJCAA Division II MVP award in 1996.[1] In 1997 she moved to St. John's and played there until 1999, leading the team in scoring and rebounding for both seasons. In total, she scored 861 and grabbed 391 rebounds with averages of 14.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.[2][3]

Professional career

Iceland

For the 1999-2000 season, Dickinson joined newly promoted KFÍ in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[4] She went on to lead the league in scoring (32.2 ppg) and rebounding (18.7),[5][6] and tied the then record for most points in a game (56) while also break the record for most rebounds in a game (29), breaking her own record of 27 rebounds.[7] For her efforts she was voted the Foreign player of the year.[8][9] After the season she had a tryout with the Detroit Shock of the WNBA.[10]

In 2002, she briefly joined Úrvalsdeild club Njarðvík for two games.[11] The first game was against Grindavík where she had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals in a 75-60 win.[12][13] The second game was against KR in the Icelandic Basketball Cup finals.[14][15] Despite 27 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals from Dickinson, Njarðvík lost the finals game in overtime, 81-74.[16][17][18]

National Women's Basketball League

Dickinson spent the 2003 season with the Grand Rapids Blizzard in the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL).[19]

Sweden

After the 2003 NWBL season, Dickinson signed with Eskilstuna BBK in the Swedish Basketligan.[20] In 11 regular season games, she averaged 13.7 points and 9.4 rebounds.[21]

Death

Dickinson died on September 29, 2009, at the age of 32, after battling breast cancer.[22]

Awards and achievements

Pro career

References

  1. "Ervin Brunson, who took LCC women to a national championship, is retiring". Indy Star. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. Women's Basketball To Honor Memory Of Ebony Dickinson
  3. Josh Kleinbaum (21 November 1997). "'M' women cagers hope to weather Storm in opener". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. "Dickinson hefur skorad 455 stig í deildinni". Dagur. 2 February 2000. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. "Ebony með 643 stig". Dagur (in Icelandic). 17 March 2000. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. "KKÍ.is". 2010-01-29. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 2016-05-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  7. Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (31 January 2000). "27 fráköst". Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  8. "Teitur og Erla bestu leikmennirnir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 6 May 2000. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  9. Erla og Teitur best í körfunni
  10. "Ebony Dickinson til reynslu". March 27, 2000. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. "Dickinson til Njarðvíkur". Dagblaðið Vísir. 31 January 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  12. "Enn tap hjá Grindavík". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 4 February 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  13. "Leikur". 2011-07-16. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2016-05-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. "Leikur einn leik með Njarðvík" (in Icelandic). 7 February 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  15. "Það getur allt gerst - segir Ebony Dickinson". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 7 February 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  16. "Bæði liðin sigurvegarar" (in Icelandic). 11 February 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  17. Íris Björk Eysteinsdóttir (12 February 2002). "Reynslan færði KR bikarinn" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  18. "Leikur". 2011-07-16. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2016-05-01.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  19. Ebony Dickinson - NWBL Profile
  20. "Amerikanska till Eskilstuna Basket". Sverigesradio.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 3 December 2003. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  21. Ebony Dickinson Basketligan stats
  22. "Women's Basketball To Honor Memory Of Ebony Dickinson". February 25, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
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