After sitting his junior season due to transfer rules, rising senior Dajon Dancil will look to pick up where he left off last year’s AAU season where he averaged 16.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 5.7 apg, 2.3 spg and 1.4bpg as a rising junior. This year Dancil will run with the Atlanta King’s 2020 summer team. The 6’4 point guard, who offers size at the position and finishes well with both hands in the paint, is looking to make up for lost time this spring and summer.
RLH spoke with him about his upcoming season with the Atlanta Kings 2020 squad.
RLH: What was your most impressive game during last year’s AAU season?
DD: I would say my best all around game was a 26 pts, 11 rebs, 12 asts, and 3 stls [performance] during the live period.
RLH: If you had one player in the NBA who you would patent your game after, who would it be? Why?
DD: It would probably be Collin Sexton because of his motor and the energy he brings to the game.
RLH: Tell me about the college teams that have shown interest in you?
DD: So far, me and my camp have heard from Murray State, ETSU, Northeastern, Arkansas State, University of Missouri, Mercer, ECU, Canisius, Arizona, MTSU, Texas A&M, UNC-A, South Alabama, Presbyterian and others.
RLH: What are your goals for summer basketball?
DD: This summer I just want to improve my all around guard skills. I constantly work on my craft so I’m expecting to make a huge jump this season
RLH: What tournaments are you looking forward to playing in?
DD: I hope we’ll be able to qualify for the gauntlet finals in California. That’ll be the one I look forward to the most.
RLH: Who was your toughest opponent last year? Toughest player to play against?
DD: I always look at myself as being the toughest opponent that I’ll ever face. As long as I can get out of my own way I’ll be alright.
RLH: What is the biggest different between high school basketball and AAU?
DD: AAU is a little more free flowing. You don’t have as many set plays as high school so you’re able to play more on instinct.