Overall Rank: #23
Position (Rank): Small Forward (#5)
College: Michigan State
High School: Lew Wallace (Indiana)
Evaluation: Dawson is easily one of the best rebounding wing players in the class and is simply dominant on the boards because of his strength and athleticism. He is another prospect who is elite in transition where he finishes with authority. He is also a great slasher and has the ability to defend all three perimeter positions on defense. However, his perimeter game on offense is not very impressive and is the obvious place he needs to improve upon. Once he develops a better shot and ball-handling skills he will be a force to reckon with.
Notes: Committed to Michigan State in August, 2010
Awards: 2011 McDonald’s All-American
Stats: Senior year– 28.7 ppg, 18.6 rpg and 5.6 assists