Biography: Dyson, 23, leaves Connecticut following a tumultuous four-year career. After averaging a team-high 13.8 points with 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals, the Potomac, Md., native was a unanimous pick to the Big East All-rookie team. Dyson, though, had his sophomore season cut short when he was cited by university police for alcohol possession by a minor. Dyson and teammate Doug Wiggins were found in a car with a bottle of vodka and cognac, and a bag of marijuana was found nearby. Dyson was not charged for drug possession, but he failed his second drug test since arriving on campus and was suspended for nine games. As a junior, Dyson tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee in February and missed the remainder of the season, including the team's run to the Final Four. Dyson, who was one of the better perimeter defenders in the conference, earned third-team All-Big East honors as a senior when he averaged a team- and career-high 17.2 points with 4.2 assists. One of the 30 finalists for the Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player, Dyson is skilled at getting to the basket with a quick first step, but the guard could be too small to play shooting guard at the next level. A career 39.0 percent shooter – 31.8 from 3-point range – Dyson has to improve those results to become a legitimate offensive threat.
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