Abington’s Eric Dixon commits to Villanova, becomes first member of 2019 recruiting class

The 6-foot-7, 260-pound junior forward, a four-star prospect ranked 114th nationally in the 2019 recruiting class according to 247Sports, gave an oral commitment to Villanova University on Tuesday, April 16, during a news conference in the Abington High School auditorium. Dixon, a Willow Grove native, chose the Wildcats over Virginia, Seton Hall and Louisville.

An inside-outside scoring threat, Dixon averaged 24 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocked shots last season as Abington went 24-6, earned its third PIAA District 1 title in four seasons, and reached the Class 6A state quarterfinals.

Dixon becomes the third Southeastern Pennsylvania player to commit to Villanova in the last two years. Guard Collin Gillespie (Archbishop Wood) and forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Neumann-Goretti) were freshman reserves on this year’s squad.

Updated KenPom Rankings (2/27/2017)

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  1. Gonzaga (29-1) | AdjEM: +32.56
  2. Villanova (27-3) | AdjEM: +29.28
  3. North Carolina (25-5) | AdjEM: +28.41
  4. West Virginia (23-6) | AdjEM: +28.16
  5. Louisville (23-6) | AdjEM: +27.71
  6. Kentucky (24-5) | AdjEM: +27.61
  7. Florida (23-6) | AdjEM: +27.59
  8. Kansas (26-3) | AdjEM: +26.72
  9. Virginia (19-9) | AdjEM: +26.68
  10. Wichita St. (27-4) | AdjEM: +25.53
  11. Baylor (23-6) | AdjEM: +25.03
  12. Purdue (23-6) | AdjEM: +24.36
  13. UCLA (26-3) | AdjEM: +24.10
  14. St. Mary’s (26-3) | AdjEM: +24.05
  15. Duke (22-7) | AdjEM: +23.95
  16. SMU (25-4) | AdjEM: +23.87
  17. Oregon (26-4) | AdjEM: +23.35
  18. Florida St. (23-6) | AdjEM: +23.02
  19. Oklahoma St. (20-9) | AdjEM: +22.91
  20. Butler (23-6) | +22.18
  21. Wisconsin (22-7) | +21.81
  22. Arizona (26-4) | +21.45
  23. Iowa St. (19-9) | +21.18
  24. Cincinnati (25-4) | +21.00
  25. Notre Dame (22-7) | +19.93