Holcomb’s Dickson relishes in chance to face KU
Des Moines, IOWA (Catch it Kansas) - Kobe Dickson grew up going to youth basketball camps and games at KU.
The tide turns on Thursday when the two-time state champion from Holcomb, Kansas, faces off with the favorite team from his childhood in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
“This is like my biggest dream come true, especially to play Kansas, a team I cheered for my entire life - until this week,” he said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s hard to put into words how special it is to be here and be doing this.”
Dickson, who went from Holcomb to Cornell before transferring to Howard. He said once he knew Kansas would be a No. 1 seed, there’s no other team he would’ve rather wanted to play.
“I was really excited because I was like, if we’re gonna be a 16 seed, Kansas is the No. 1 seed I wanna see,” Dickson said. “It’s a dream come true to play that team I cheered for my entire childhood.
“I have a whole photo album of me in Kansas gear. This week I had to delete some of those photos, get rid of some of that gear, because we’re locked in right now.”
Des Moines will be the closest he has ever played to home, and he expects 40-50 family members and friends to come watch.
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