Feb. 23, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier looks on during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Yes you read that headline right. Former Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shane Dillon will be playing basketball next season at the University of San Diego. On July 16th, the former signal caller announced his intentions of leaving Colorado, and pursuing his true passion, which he claims to be basketball. He was a phenomenal high school basketball player by the looks of it; he averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds in his senior year at Christian High in El Cajon California. He told David Krause of the Denver Post that he was sort of forced into playing football and that basketball was and is the sport he truly loves.
By the looks of his high school highlight tape, Dillon appears to be a high volume scorer. It is apparent he can score in a number of different ways- whether it is weaving his way through the lane to score an easy basket, or shooting a jumping over the outstretched arms of a defender. He utilizes the jump stop frequently, and effectively might I add. He is going to play either shooting guard or small forward at San Diego.
This is an intriguing pickup for the Toreros, and it will be interesting to see how this works out for them. It is hard to say if he will make a serious impact, because he has not played competitive basketball in a long time. This season will be an indicator of that. Dillon should have 4 years of eligibility.