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USF Men’s Basketball Lands Former Oklahoma State Guard Zack Dawson

The former consensus four-star point guard out of Miami will be returning to his home state.

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USF men’s basketball announced on Friday the addition of former Oklahoma State point guard Zack Dawson.

The Miami native will sit out for the 2018-19 season and have three seasons of eligibility afterwards.

Rated a consensus four-star point guard out of South Miami High School and the No. 3 overall Class of 2017 prospect coming out of the state of Florida by ESPN, Dawson chose Oklahoma State over offers from Arizona, Louisville, South Carolina, and USC.

His stay in Stillwater, however, was short lived, appearing in only five games during the 2017-18 season and averaging 4.4 points and 1.6 assists per game.

On December 14, he, along with teammate Davon Dillard, were dismissed from the program due to repeated violation of team rules.

Now he takes his talents back to his home state, where he joins point guard Xavier Castaneda (Chicago), center Michael Durr (Atlanta), guard Rashun Williams (Edison, Ga.) and forward Antun Maricevic (Zagreb, Croatia) in USF head coach Brian Gregory’s 2018 class.

“We are excited to welcome Zack back home to Florida as a member of the Bulls family,” Gregory said in a release. “He is a dynamic and versatile guard who can impact the game in a variety of ways. Zack comes from one of the best high school programs in the state, South Miami High School, so he immediately brings a championship attitude here to the University of South Florida.”