Jerome Dyson is back home in Potomac, Md., for the holidays. He'll catch up with friends, enjoy the holidays with family and most of all, enjoy mom's cooking. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard from Proctor Academy in N.H. is playing Scrooge for opposing coaches though, nearly ruining their time off for the holidays.
Dyson, the No. 120 rated player in the class of 2006 by Rivals.com, has light up opponents in the first half of the season and caused teams to throw every kind of defense possible just to contain the electrifying scorer. Dyson has already had games of 33 against South Kent, 49 against Chester, 22 against Maine Central, 33 on Saturday against Storm King.
The list goes on and on.
He even scored 25 points in nine minutes in one game according to Procter head coach Gregor Makechnie. Maybe that is why Boston College, Connecticut, Florida, Miami and Villanova all sent coaches to see the youngster over the weekend.
"He's been huge for us," Makechnie said. "We haven't been particularly deep because of injuries and we had two guys from Africa just not make it over because of visa issues. We don't even have a guy over 6-foot-5. He's shouldered a huge load both offensively and defensively. He's got big numbers but he's also got our offense rolling."
Playing both spots, Dyson feels like he's doing what anyone would have done when a team is thin in it's rotation.
"I just want to be the person to pull everybody together. I'll score when I need to and I'll make the pass when I need to make the pass," Dyson said. "We've just got to stay tough and stay together on the same page. If we can do that, I think we'll be real good."
A number of college programs think Dyson could be real good for their program. Both Providence and Purdue have offered, according the Md. native. All of the schools that made visit are on his list, too. Dyson said he's unofficially visited George Mason, Georgetown and Maryland in the fall.
Location isn't a factor either but for now, Dyson says he isn't too worried in the recruiting process.
"Honestly, I haven't even thought about it," he admitted. "I just want mom's cooking."