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Daniel Dillon Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/15/2006
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General:  A skilled ballhandler with the ability to play both guard positions ... Possesses great mental toughness and fits very well into UA’s up-tempo system ... The Wildcats’ best-rebounding guard and one of its best defenders, which has led to increased playing time ... Still needs to improve the consistency of his jump shot ... Joins Marty Barmentloo (Littlehampton, South Australia, 1993-95) as the only Australians to play basketball for the Wildcats.

 

2005-06 (Sophomore):  Averaged 15.1 minutes per game over his last 10 appearances, while shooting 50 percent from the floor, posing a 3:1 assist:turnover ratio and collecting six steals ... One of Arizona’s best defensive players, Dillon has been called UA’s most improved player since last season by Coach Olson ... Collected three points, two boards, an assist and a block on 3/19 vs. Villanova ... Tallied two points and two assists on 3/17 vs. Wisconsin on 3/17 ... Registered two points, a rebound and a block on 3/10 vs. UCLA ... Hit 1-of-2 FTs and grabbed a rebound in 1 minutes vs. Stanford on 3/9 ... Garnered two minutes vs. Washington on 3/4 ... Tallied 11 minutes vs. Washington State on 3/2 ... Equaled a career high with two steals on 2/25 vs. Arizona State ... Equaled career highs with three rebounds and two steals on 2/19 at Stanford ... Collected two points (2-of-2 FT) and two rebounds on 18 minutes at California on 2/16 ... Set or equaled career-high totals for points (9), assists (2), steals (2), minutes (23) and rebounds (3) vs. Oregon State on 2/11 ... Played just one minute vs. Oregon on 2/9, but was key as he helped UA force two turnovers in that span in the come-from-behind win ... Scored his first FG in seven appearances (Jan. 7) on 2/4 at UCLA ... Notched his first career blocked shot on 2/2 at USC ... Earned four minutes at North Carolina on 1/28 ... Played one minute at Arizona State on 1/25 and vs. California on 1/21 ... Garnered 14 minutes vs. Stanford on 1/19 ... Saw limited action at Oregon on 1/14 ... Buried a trey and added three boards and an assist on 1/7 vs. USC ... Saw one minute of action vs. UCLA on 1/5 ... DNP for the first time this season at Washington on 12/31 ... Collected an assists and a steal on 12/29 at Washington State ... Equaled a career-best with two assists vs. Western Kentucky on 12/21 ... Equaled a career high with two steals vs. Sam Houston State on 12/19 to go with three points and two assists ... Hit a trey and added a steal on 12/17 at Utah ... Tallied two points, an assist and a steal on 12/10 vs. Saint Mary’s ... Grabbed one offensive rebound in 11 minutes on 12/8 vs. Northern Arizona ... Scored a season-high five points to go with two assists in 19 minutes (both career highs) at Houston on 12/3 ... Went 0-for-5 from the floor vs. Virginia on 11/27 ... Missed only FG attempt in 10 minutes vs. Michigan State on 11/23 ... Knocked down a trey and grabbed three boards vs. Connecticut on 11/22 ... Grabbed one board in five minutes vs. Kansas on 11/21.

 

2004-05 (Freshman):  Missed a three-point FG attempt in three minutes vs. UAB in NCAA Tournament second round on 3/19 ... Scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and equaled a career high with two assists on 3/11 vs. Oregon State ... Hit a trey and added an assist on 3/10 vs. California ... Tallied a career-high three rebounds to go with an assist on 2/20 vs. Oregon State ... Grabbed one offensive rebound on 2/17 vs. Oregon ... Garnered one minute at UCLA on 2/12 ... Played two minutes at USC on 2/10 ... Played two minutes vs. Stanford on 2/5 ... Posted a season-high seven points on 2-of-2 shooting from the floor and the line vs. California on 2/3 ... Hit only FG in six minutes vs. Washington State on 1/29 ... Earned two minutes of playing time on 1/27 vs. Washington ... Played one minute at Oregon State on 1/22 ... Saw three minutes of action on 1/20 at Oregon ... Played one minute at Stanford on 1/8 ... Hit 1-of-2 FTs and grabbed a rebounds on 1/6 at California ... Knocked down a trey, grabbed two boards and added an assist on 1/2 vs. Arizona State ... Hit 1-of-2 FTs and posted a rebound, assist and steal on 12/30 vs. Richmond ... Scored his first collegiate points (a trey) to finish with five points and two steals in 18 minutes vs. Eastern Washington on 12/28 ... Missed both FG attempts, but collected two assists in 13 minutes vs. Manhattan on 12/21 ... Olson credited him with a solid defensive effort in  a season-best 11 minutes at Marquette on 12/18 where he tallied a rebound, assist and steal with no turnovers ... Missed his first FG attempt of the season, but grabbed two boards in six minutes vs. Wyoming on 11/30 ... Played one minute at Virginia on 11/21 ... Saw his first collegiate action on 11/18 vs. Wright State, earning six minutes of playing time.

 

High School:  Signed with Arizona during the November Early Signing Period ... The sleeper of the recruiting class ... Attended North Laurel High School in London, Ky., as a senior and averaged 23.0 points and 10.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game for coach Kenny Woods ... Posted a 21-5 record in 2003-04 ... Recorded a triple-double in January 2004 with 38 points, 17 rebounds and 18 assists ... Led VCIM to the Australia 18-and-under national championship during the summer 2003 by averaging 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals ... In that seven-game stretch, Dillon posted a 4:1 assist:turnover ratio and shot 52 percent from the floor.

 

 

 

CAREER  HIGHS

Daniel Dillon

Points

9, vs. Oregon State, 2/11/2006

 

Rebounds

3, five times, last, at Stanford, 2/19/2006

 

FG

3, vs. Oregon State, 2/11/2006

 

FGA

7, at Houston, 12/3/2005

 

3PT

1, 10 times, last, vs. Villanova, 3/19/2006

 

3ATT

4, at Houston, 12/3/2005

 

FT

2, five times, last, vs. Wisconsin, 3/17/2006

 

FTA

3, vs. Orreegon State, 2/11/2006

 

AST

2, six times, last, vs. Oregon State, 2/11/2006

 

STL

2, five times, last, vs. Arizona State, 2/25/2006

 

BLK

1, twice, last, vs. Villanova, 3/19/2006

 

MIN

23, vs. Oregon State, 2/11/2006

 



Dillon, Daniel


                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2004-05   23-0    117/5.1     8-18   .444    4-10   .400    4-8    .500   6-8     14  0.6  11-0    9  15   0   4   24/1.0
2005-06   31-1    322/10.4   14-43   .326    7-26   .269   10-14   .714   9-19    28  0.9  34-0   16  13   3  13   45/1.5
TOTAL     54-1    439/8.1    22-61   .361   11-36   .306   14-22   .636  15-27    42  0.8  45-0   25  28   3  17   69/1.3
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