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John Dawson will produce at Marquette

9/28/2012
New Mexico combo guard John Dawson will go cross-country to join Marquette. Courtesy of Matt King

Point guard John Dawson (Clovis, N.M./Clovis) is headed across the country to join the Marquette Golden Eagles. Dawson might not be a household name, but he has the game to be a great asset to head coach Buzz Williams' 2013 recruiting class.

"John has really developed as a shooter," Clovis head coach Matt King said of his 6-foot-2, 195-pound combination guard. "He makes good decisions and his No. 1 quality is his versatility. He can play on and off the ball."

Dawson has shown his skills on the travel circuit as well.

"John has great enthusiasm. He has the ability to make guys want to play with him; he makes teammates better," said Mike Clay, who coaches Dawson's BYC Elite travel team. "He has a great attitude as well. He can really score and make plays off the dribble. He reminds me of a Chauncey Billups type of guard. If he was in a larger metropolitan area, he would be ranked."

Dawson is productive, a good teammate and has great upside, all of which is good news for Williams.