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Ron Dokes
Ron Dokes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Bend, Ind.

High School:
Riley

Last College:
Lincoln Trail (Ill.) College

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255

Position:
Forward / Center

Birthdate:
10/31/1981



Ron Dokes Career Recap



Career Highlights
Played in 59 of a possible 59 games with 52 starts after transferring to Duquesne from Lincoln Trail College (Robinson, Ill.) ... finished his career with 554 points and 288 rebounds ... scored in double digits 27 times (17 as a junior and 10 as a senior) ... totaled three double-doubles in two seasons on the Bluff ... topped the 20-point mark three times with a career-high 29 points vs. West Virginia in his second game at DU ... averaged 25.6 minutes per game for his career.



As a Senior (2003-04)
Played all 29 games with 25 starts ... struggled early before notching his first career double-double vs. Robert Morris (26-12) on Dec. 28 ... his 26 points were seven more than he had scored in the four previous games (all losses) ... added his second double-double vs. La Salle on Jan. 28 (15-13) and followed that with 18 points and 13 boards at St. Bonaventure ... averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 20.5 minutes in the six games following his back-to-back double-doubles ... had a streak of 24 consecutive games started snapped vs. George Washington on Feb. 21 (coaches decision) ... bounced back by hitting his first five shots from the field in scoring 12 points off the bench on Feb. 28 at Xavier ... came off the bench in four of DU's last six games ... scored in double digits 10 times, and led the team with four double-digit rebound games including 13 each at St. Bonaventure & at La Salle ... shot 50.0 percent from the field on the season ... was second on the team at 4.7 rpg. ... scored in double digits nine times in the first 19 games of the season, before tailing off and posting one double digit game (12 at Xavier) in DU's last 10.



As a Junior (2002-03)
Played in all 30 games with 27 starts in his first season with the Dukes ... averaged 28.3 minutes per game ... scored in double digits 17 times with a season high of 29 points vs. West Virginia ... the 29 points were the most by a Duquesne player in 2003 and most by a DU big man since Derrick Alston scored 30 vs. Detroit Mercy in the first round of the 1993 MCC Tournament ... Dokes hit 8-of-11 shots from the field (including four dunks) and 13-of-18 from the line vs. the Mountaineers ... topped 20 for the second time with 21 vs. Mount St. Mary's on Dec. 7 ... led the team with 107 free throw attempts (75-of-107, 70.1%) ... shot 65 percent (13-20) from the field and averaged 15.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg. in two games vs. First Team All-American David West of Xavier (16-6 at Xavier & 15-7 at home) ... earned a spot on the FIU New Year's Classic All-Tournament team with 26 points and 13 rebounds (including 11 boards vs. St. Francis, N.Y.) in two games ... broke out of a 2-of-16 two game slump with 14 points (5-10) at Fordham and followed that with 12 (5-8) vs. George Washington ... scored in double digits in five of his last seven games ... shot 57.6 percent from the field over that season-ending span ... finished the year with 37 assists from the center position ... also blocked 28 shots.



Junior College
Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill. (head coach Rick Arp) ... averaged 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game as a sophomore ... earned NJCAA All-Region 24 first-team honors for a Lincoln Trail team that finished 16-15 (5-9 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference) ... named All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference ... converted 55 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line as a sophomore ... scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds twice vs. eventual fourth place national finisher Wabash Valley College ... averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a freshman ... was also recruited by Southern Illinois, Western Michigan, UNC Charlotte and Southwest Missouri State.



High School
Riley High School in South Bend, Ind. (head coach Tom DeBaets) ... averaged 12.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in 1999-00 as a senior for 16-9 South Bend Riley ... scored a career high 33 points and added 18 rebounds vs. Elkhart Memorial ... was named second team all-state by Hoop Scoop ... named team MVP as a junior and senior.



Personal
Originally signed with Ball State prior to enrolling at Lincoln Trail ... committed to the Dukes in the spring of 2002 ... wears a size 19 to 20 basketball shoe (depending on the brand) ... used to spend summers playing pick-up games with Notre Dame players including David Graves, Chris Thomas, Troy Murphy and Ryan Humphrey ... lists Jared Jeffries (AAU/Indiana/Washington Wizards), Zach Randolph (AAU/Michigan State/Portland Trailblazers) and Antwain Barbour (Wabash Valley CC/Kentucky) among the best players he has faced ... his father, Ron Sr., has worked in the food services department at Notre Dame for 20 years ... communication studies major ... full name is Ronald Lee Dokes ... date of birth: 10/31/81.

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