When Noah Dickerson was 10 and 11 years old growing up in New Jersey, he remembers his mother holding a select few colleges especially close to her heart. One of those schools was based quite a ways west from his home: the Michigan Wolverines.
“We would always talk about schools around the house, and one of them was Michigan. She loved that school,” Dickerson recalled. “It was one of her favorite schools growing up as a kid. She just kept it around the house. She used to hang up Michigan posters and things like that.”
As a result, Dickerson said, he developed a fondness for the Maize and Blue, as well.
“It just gradually became one of my favorite schools.”
How fitting, then, that as the 6-foot-8 former football standout makes a name for himself on Nike’s EYBL circuit this summer, Michigan would come calling. Dickerson, a class of 2015 prospect, is averaging 14 points and four rebounds per game playing almost exclusively for the 17U Georgia Stars. Although his team has had an up-and-...