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Monday / October 22.
  • Ryan Swanson on Cliff Dixon

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    Hutchinson Community College coach Ryan Swanson says Seton Hall has picked up a quality big man in Cliff Dixon.

    The 6-foot-10 Dixon verbally committed to the Pirates, becoming their first recruit in the Class of 2009.

    “Cliff is a very long and skilled power forward,” Swanson said via email. “He has a tremendous upside as his biggest drawback right now is his strength level which can be improved by the time he plays for Seton Hall. He was being recruited by a lot of Big 12 and Big East schools.”

    The half-brother of Kevin Durant, the former Texas star and last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year, Dixon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds for Hutchinson, which is 7-1. He is shooting 51 percent from the floor and 65 percent from the stripe. Yet he is currently serving an indefinite suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

    Also, here’s a thought provoking and well done follow-up to my Bobby Gonzalez column from the other day by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger. Well done.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.