Abington alum, Villanova senior Eric Dixon declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Eric Dixon, a 2019 graduate of Abington Senior High School and a Villanova redshirt senior forward, has declared himself eligible for the 2024 NBA draft via an announcement on his social media pages. 

Dixon will not be returning for a sixth year on Villanova’s campus and a fifth season on the floor, the university said.

The Willow Grove native scored 1,499 points over four years, averaging 16.6 points across 34 games in his redshirt senior season. He averaged 11.8 points and 5.7 rebounds over the course of his career.

“As a young kid from Abington, Pennsylvania all I ever wanted to do was make my hometown proud,” Dixon wrote in a statement posted to X:

Dixon became a full-time starter for the ‘Cats in the 2021-22 season and was an important piece of that year’s Final Four run. His importance to the team increased during an injury-riddled 2022-23 campaign. He averaged 31.6 minutes per game that year.

Dixon emerged as the team’s top offensive weapon in 2023-24. Dixon and senior guard TJ Bamba were the only players on this season’s team to average double figure scoring.

Players must enter the NBA draft by April 27. The transfer portal closes on May 1.

According to local historian Chuck Langerman, the last Abington High graduate to be drafted into the NBA was Junie Lewis in 1989. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the second round out of the University of South Alabama.

For highlights from Dixon’s Abington playing days, you can watch below:

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