April 10, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University men’s basketball players Antwuan Dixon and Monte Cummings were selected in Tuesday’s annual USBL draft. Dixon was taken in the second round (20th overall selection) by the St. Joseph (Mo.) Express and Cummings was taken in the seventh round (70th overall selection) by the Brevard (Fla.) Blue Ducks. The USBL regular season begins April 20 and runs through June 23.
Dixon averaged a career-high 9.0 points (third on the team), 4.2 rebounds (third on the team), had a single-season career-high 26 steals (third on the team), made a single-season career-high 41 3-point shots (second on the team) and attempted a single-season career-high 125 3-point shots (first on the team) for the Seminoles this past season,
The Express is an expansion team coached by Rex Morgan. A former player with the Boston Celtics and at Jacksonville University in the early 1970’s. The first pick by the Express was John Linehan of Providence College. Linehan was the first overall selection in the draft,
Dixon was the first player from the Atlantic Coast Conference selected. He is joined by conference alums Cummings, Antwan Scott of Wake Forest, Kris Lang and Jason Capel of North Carolina and Adam Hall of Virginia as USBL draftees
Cummings, who played well at last weekend’s Portsmouth Invitational NBA draft camp, averaged a team-high 15.5 points for the Seminoles this past season in earning All-ACC honorable mention honors.
The Blue Ducks, who played last season as the Lakeland Blue Ducks, are coached by former Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornet star Harvey Grant. The Blue Ducks open their season as they play host to the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs who are coached by former NBA star Darryl Dawkins.