Dickau, Fox Join KHQ/ROOT Basketball Broadcast Team
SPOKANE, Wash. - There will be some familiar names and faces joining play-by-play commentator Greg Heister courtside for men's basketball broadcasts on KHQ/ROOT this winter as former Bulldogs Dan Dickau and Richard Fox will provide color commentary.
Dickau, who prepped at Prairie High in Vancouver, Wash., became Gonzaga's inaugural Associated Press first-team All-American in 2002. He was also named to the John R. Wooden Top Five All-America Team and was a Naismith Player of the Year finalist.
After attending the University of Washington for two seasons, Dickau transferred to Gonzaga, averaging 18.9 ppg as a junior and 20.1 ppg as a senior. He was ranked 24th in the NCAA in scoring as a senior, was 10th in 3-point field goal percentage at 45.7 and was tied for first in 3-point field goals made with 117 for a 3.7 per-game average.
Dickau was a two-time West Coast Conference first-team selection and was the 2002 WCC Player of the Year as well as being the 2002 WCC Tournament MVP. A broadcasting major, Dickau was a first team Verizon Academic All-American in 2002 after being a District VIII first-team selection as a junior.
Dickau was a first-round draft pick of the Sacramento Kings in the 2002 NBA Draft, then traded to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night where he began his NBA career that spanned six seasons.
Dickau is looking forward to the opportunity.
"I think I bring a ton of insider knowledge and credibility, not only from my days at Gonzaga, but also my NBA career," he said.
Fox is another Bulldog who transferred to Gonzaga after spending two seasons at the University of Colorado. A product of Regis High in Denver, Colo., he started 17 of 28 appearances in 2003, averaging 6.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. He set a career high with 17 rebounds against North Carolina State University in the Jimmy V Classic, the 17 boards also a classic record. He suffered a broken ring finger late in the season and missed the final five games of the regular season.
He returned to action for the post-season and played an integral role in Gonzaga's 96-95 double-overtime NCAA Second Round loss to the University of Arizona, a game dubbed an Instant Classic by ESPN. Fox played 19 minutes, several of them in crunch time when Ronny Turiaf fouled out with 2:16 to play in regulation. He scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. His tip-in with 14 seconds left in regulation pulled Gonzaga to within 77-76. He scored five points in the first overtime and twice had baskets that put the Bulldogs ahead by one.
Fox spent 2008-10 as the color analyst on the Gonzaga Basketball Radio Network.
"I think the three-man booth will be a unique dynamic for fans," remarks Fox. "Viewers will see a professional, honest approach to the broadcast."
KHQ/ROOT will televise16 games this season beginning with the Bulldogs exhibition game Oct. 28 against Carroll College.
"I think viewers are going to see a new energy this year, and certainly a priceless insight into the game," said KHQ President and General Manager Patricia McRae. "Dan and Richard are very close to coach Mark Few and the Gonzaga program itself. Fans will have an insider's perspective from two of the program's most successful and well-known student-athletes."
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