Former A-State basketball player Rakeem Dickerson passes away

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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - It’s a sad weekend for Arkansas State and the Little Rock basketball scene.

Former Red Wolves guard Rakeem Dickerson passed away on Sunday. He suited up for A-State from 2011 to 2014. A source tells Region 8 Sports that it was complications from a blood clot. The Little Rock native led the Red Wolves in assists (67) in the 2012-13 season. His best performance in scarlet and black came against Troy. Dickerson recorded 19 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals on February 1st, 2014.

Dickerson transferred to Central Missouri to finish his collegiate career. He led the Mules in scoring in the 2014-15 season. Dickerson dropped 41 points in a win on November 25th, 2014.

Before coming to Jonesboro, Dickerson had a decorated career at Little Rock Hall. Rakeem was a two-time All-State selection for the Warriors & led them to the 2010 6A State Championship. He also was a part of a Arkansas Wings squad that won the 2010 AAU National Championship.

Dickerson kept his hoops dream alive by playing in the ABA for the Music City Jazz & the Tuscaloosa Titans of the NABL. He participated in a combine recently for the Little Rock Lightning. The Basketball League squad announced no one will wear #6 this coming season in honor of Rakeem.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with medical and funeral expenses. You can see more information here.

It is with deep sadness and hurt that we have lost a great talent and overall person in Rakeem Dickerson. Rakeem’s...

Posted by Little Rock Lightning on Sunday, June 28, 2020

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