San Diego State found a great fit in the transfer portal as it has been reported that USC guard Reese Dixon-Waters has committed to the Aztecs.
Dixon-Waters was the PAC-12 sixth man of the year last season. The 6-5 guard averaged 9.8 points a game on 43.8% shooting from the field last season for the Trojans.
He was one of the better shooting guards from the mid-range and his defense prowess will fit in just nicely with the Aztecs. After an off year from beyond the arc last year, Dixon-Waters has the ability to be a scorer from all three levels.
The Aztecs had previously recruited Dixon-Waters in high school. At that time it was pretty widely known that he would choose USC, which he did, and even decided to enroll early.
His familiarity with San Diego State doesn’t stop there, as his sister is currently a freshman. Dixon-Waters mentioned how well he knows San Diego State in a recent Mark Zeigler article.
“I’ve known about them for a while,” Dixon-Waters said. “I played against them last year (in the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim) and I’ve watched them since I was growing up. I like their emphasis on defense and their family culture, … their grittiness, how tough they play, just how they’re together as a team.”/**/
Dixon-Waters is a great fit and was one of my top targets for the Aztecs. First of all I love that he is a big guard who can be a threat on both ends of the court. His defensive toughness fits right into the San Diego State culture and he is a very good shooter, something all teams need.
Being a 6-5 guard also means that he can be physical and bully smaller guards or get past post players when they switch. Also he is versatile and should fit right in at Matt Bradley’s old spot and can slide into the shooting guard spot when necessary./**/
San Diego State scores huge with this pickup, beating UCLA, the presumed favorite, and Texas for Dixon-Waters commitment. He will have two seasons to play on the Mesa. The Aztecs will now host an unnamed prospect this weekend.