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Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

High School:
North Laurel (Ky.)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 197

Position:
G

General: Arizona's best defender and a skilled ballhandler with the ability to play both guard positions ... Possesses great mental toughness and fit very well into UA's up-tempo system ... Posted a 2.10 assist:tunrover ratio over his last two seasons ... The Wildcats' best-rebounding guard, which has led to increased playing time ... Still needs to improve the consistency of his jump shot ... Joined Marty Barmentloo (Littlehampton, South Australia, 1993-95) as the only Australians to play basketball for the Wildcats.

2007-08 (Senior): Earned his degree in May after taking 21 hours in the spring semester to accomplish the feat ... Ranked sixth on the team with 12 steals ... Posted a 2.71:1 assist:turnover ratio ... His defensive presence helps the perimeter rotation ... saw one minute of action on 3/20 vs. West Virginia in NCAA Tournament ... Made a brief appearance on 3/13 vs. Stanford ... Tallied two points (2-of-4 FT), three rebounds and an assist on 3/12 vs. Oregon State ... Collected two assists on 3/8 at Oregon ... Registered three boards and two assists on 3/6 at Oregon State ... Tallied three points, a rebound and an assist on 2/28 vs. USC ... Knocked down a trey at Washington State on 2/23 ... Posted three points, three boards and three assists on 2/21 at Washington ... Made a two-minute appearance vs. Stanford on 2/16 ... Collected nine minutes vs. California on 2/14 ... Tallied four assists and a rebound on 2/10 vs. Arizona State in 38 minutes ... Played five minutes at UCLA on 2/2 ... Collected a rebound and an assist on 1/31 at USC ... Tallied three points and two assists on 1/26 vs. Washington ... Logged three minutes vs. Washington State on 1/24 ... Played 10 minutes at Houston on 1/12 ... Registered new career highs of six rebounds, five assists and 44 minutes played at Arizona State on 1/9 ... Collected three boards, three assists and two steals on 1/5 vs. Oregon ... His trey at 11:12 to go gave UA the lead for good against Oregon State on 1/3 ... Logged 13 minutes and grabbed one board on 12/29 at Memphis ... Registered an assist on 12/22 vs. San Diego State ... Played five minutes at UNLV on 12/19 ... Grabbed two boards in seven minutes vs. Fresno State on 12/16 ... Collected two assists and a steal in four minutes vs. Illinois on 12/8 ... Posted five points and three assists on 11/28 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Saw two minutes of action at Kansas on 11/25 ... Played 40 minutes for the first time in his career on 11/21 vs. Adams State, and posted his second straight double-figure scoring effort (10 points) ... Did not miss a shot (4-4 FG, 3-3 FT) en route to a career-high 14 points vs. UMKC on 11/19 in what was his first career double-figure scoring game ... Earned his second career start on 11/17 vs. Virginia and responded with five points, three rebounds and a career-high three assists in a career-high 37 minutes ... Collected four boards and four steals on 11/13 vs. Northern Arizona, both were career highs.

2006-07 (Junior): Named Best Defensive Player by a vote of his teammates ... Grabbed a rebound and added an assist vs. Oregon on 3/8 ... Saw 18 minutes of action at Stanford on 3/3 ... Tallied one field goal on 3/1 at California ... Collected a steal at Arizona State on 2/25 ... Tallied two points and a steal on 2/17 vs. UCLA ... Equaled a career best with two treys (in two attempts) on 2/15 vs. USC to finish with six points in six minutes ... Garnered one minute of action on 2/10 at Oregon ... Hit a trey and added an assist on 2/3 vs. Washington ... Grabbed a rebound in two minutes vs. Washington State on 2/1 ... Collected two assists and a steal on 1/27 vs. North Carolina ... Equaled a career high with two assists on 1/24 vs. Arizona State ... Posted a season-high seven points (2-of-3 FG) to go with two boards in 18 minutes at UCLA on 1/20 ... Tallied two points and two boards in a season-best 20 minutes at USC on 1/18 ... Equaled career bests with two assists and two steals on 1/14 vs. Oregon ... Hit both FTs and added two rebounds on 1/11 vs. Oregon State ... Collected an assist and two points in 18 minutes at Washington State on 1/6 ... Grabbed a board in six minutes at Washington on 1/4 ... Played six minutes vs. Stanford on 12/30 ... Matched career highs with six FT attempts and a pair of assists on 12/28 vs. California ... Equaled a career highs with 2-of-4 free throws on 12/20 vs. Memphis ... Equaled season highs with two FGs and six points on 12/17 vs. Houston to go with an assist and a steal ... Recorded three points, two boards and a steal on 12/9 at San Diego State ... Tallied a rebound and a steal in 10 minutes vs. Louisville on 12/5, but was key in the win due to his defense ... Passed out an assists on 12/2 vs. Illinois ... Set a new career high with two treys in four attempts vs. UNLV on 11/28 ... Equaled season highs with a FG, two assists and 19 minutes on 11/22 vs. Samford ... Collected an assist in two minutes vs. New Mexico State on 11/19 ... Grabbed two boards and passed out two assists in nine minutes vs. Northern Arizona on 11/15 ... Equaled career highs with three boards and two assists on 11/12 at Virginia.

2005-06 (Sophomore): Averaged 15.1 minutes per game over his last 10 appearances, while shooting 50 percnet 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.

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 2006-07 29-0 318/11.0 18-45 .400 9-26 .346 11-23 .478 8-19 27 0.9 27-0 23 15 0 8 56/1.9 2007-08 30-5 432/14.4 17-52 .327 11-31 .355 16-18 .889 8-24 32 1.1 43-0 38 14 1 12 61/2.0 TOTAL 113-6 1189/10.5 57-158 .361 31-93 .333 41-63 .651 31-70 101 0.9 115-0 86 57 4 37 186/1.6


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