Mark Dickel
Mark Dickel
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dunedin, New Zealand

High School:
Logan Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Position:
Guard

AT UNLV: Mark returns for his fourth season ... Has appeared in 94 career games (started 82) and is averaging 5.8 points (543 total points) and 5.3 assists (496 total) in 2,634 minutes (28.0 average) … UNLV has an overall record of 58-36 (.617) in Dickel's three seasons at the point guard position … Ranks sixth on UNLV's all-time assist list … 10 times in his career (six times in '98-99) he has recorded 10 or more assists in a game. 1998-99: Appeared in 29 games (started 25) and averaged 6.5 points and 6.6 assists (team leader with 190 which ranked third in the WAC and ranked 11th in the nation) … The 190 assists was a career-high for a single season … Committed just 66 turnovers and 26 turnovers (85 assists) in 14 WAC games … Recorded 5 games of which he committed no turnovers (9 career games) and 7 games of only 1 turnover … Ranked third on the team in minutes played with 885 (30.5 average) … Dished out 10 assists in the season opener against Sacred Heart on Nov. 14 … Scored 11 points and had a career-high 10 3-pointers attempted (1 made) against USC on Nov. 20 … Dished out 6 assists in 31 minutes and committed only 1 turnover against then-No. 7 Kansas on Nov. 27 … Had a stellar performance against then-No. 15 UCLA on Dec. 12 … Scored a season-high 13 points (5-for-8 FG, 2-for-3 3PFG) and dished out 9 assists in 36 minutes … Dished out a season-high 11 assists in 38 minutes against then-No. 3 Cincinnati in the Las Vegas Shootout on Dec. 19 … Dished out 9 assists in 28 minutes against Southern Utah on Dec. 28. …Registered 10 assists in 28 minutes against Cal Poly on Jan. 2 … Tied his season-high with 13 points (12 in the first half) and dished out 7 assists in 31 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 9 … Committed no turnovers in back-to-back games against Rice on Jan. 14 and Tulsa on Jan. 16 that encompassed 56 minutes … Pulled down a season-high 6 rebounds in 39 minutes against SMU on Jan. 21 … Played one of his best all around games against then-No. 21 TCU on Jan. 23 in UNLV's 95-88 overtime victory … Scored 6 points, which included a clutch 3-pointer to begin overtime, pulled down 5 rebounds, tied his career-high with 4 steals and dished out 11 assists (one shy of his career high) in a career-high 42 minutes … Scored 7 points (2-for-2 3PFG) and dished out 10 assists and committed only 1 turnover in 23 minutes against Wyoming on Jan. 28 … Marked second time in his career that he recorded back-to-back 10 or more assists in a game … Scored 9 points (2-for-4 3PFG) and dished out 9 assists (no turnovers) in 38 minutes against Colorado State on Jan. 30 … Connected on five straight 3-pointers over a three-game stretch (vs. TCU, Wyoming, CSU) … Scored 11 points (3-for-4 FG, 2-for-2 3PFG) and had a career-high 2 blocked shots in 31 minutes (1 turnover) against Tulsa on Feb. 15 … Scored 8 points, dished out 6 assists and tied his career-high with 4 steals in 35 minutes against SMU on Feb. 20 … Dished out 11 assists and tied his season-high with 6 rebounds in 35 minutes against TCU on Feb. 22 … Scored 8 points (3-for-6 FG, 2-for-5 3PFG) and dished out 5 assists (1 turnover) in 26 minutes against SMU in the WAC Tournament (March 4) … Shot .500 (16-for-32) from 3-point range over his last 12 games. 1997-98: Appeared in 33 games (started 26) and averaged 5.8 points … Team-leader with 183 assists (5.5 average) … Recorded 10 or more assists four times … Ranked second on the team with 999 minutes played (30.3 average) … Recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 11 assists in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15 … Dished out 10 assists against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19… Also had only 2 turnovers in 33 minutes … Played a season-high 40 minutes against then-No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21 … Pulled down a career-high 7 rebounds in 24 minutes at Rhode Island on Dec. 13 … Scored a career-high 20 points against Chicago State on Dec. 17 … Established a career-high with 5 3-pointers (in 6 attempts) … Dished out 9 assists and had only 2 turnovers in 30 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22 … In a three-game span, Jan. 22-26 (BYU, Utah, Chaminade) dished out 22 assists and had 6 turnovers in 80 minutes … Dished out 10 assists and only 1 turnover in 38 minutes against Wyoming on Jan. 31 … Committed no turnovers in 34 minutes against Air Force on Feb. 5 … Played all 40 minutes against UTEP on Feb. 14 … Recorded 8 assists and only 1 turnover … In a four-game stretch (Jan. 31-Feb. 14 vs. Wyoming, AFA, Wofford, UTEP), he had 32 assists, only 5 turnovers in 143 minutes … Scored 7 points and dished out 7 assists in 40 minutes against then-No. 11 New Mexico on Feb. 16 … Scored 14 points (3-for-5 FG, 2-for-2 3PFG, 6-for-10 FT) and dished out 6 assists in 33 minutes against BYU on Feb. 21 … Enjoyed an outstanding WAC Tournament (March 3-7) to help lead UNLV to four victories in five days … Scored 7 points and dished out 9 assists with 3 steals in 39 minutes against Hawai'i on March 3 … Scored 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds and had 4 assists in 39 minutes against then-No. 5 Utah on March 5 … Scored 9 points and had 6 assists in 33 minutes against Fresno State in the WAC Tournament Semifinals on March 6 … Dished out a career-high 12 assists (WAC Tournament record) in 38 minutes against then-No. 20 New Mexico in the WAC Tournament Championship game on March 7. UNLV, trailing 51-47, Dickel hit a key 3-pointer (2:12 left) and his two free throws (29 seconds) increased UNLV's lead to 54-51 … Had only 1 turnover against the Lobos … Was named to the WAC All-Tournament Team … Averaged 8.3 points and 7.8 assists in the WAC Tourney … Dished out 6 assists in 37 minutes against Princeton in the NCAA East Regionals on March 12 … Played the summer with the New Zealand Junior National Team. 1996-97: Named the WAC Pacific Division Freshman of the Year … Appeared in 32 games (started 31) and averaged 5.1 points and 123 assists (3.8 average), tied with Kevin James for the team lead ... Ranked fourth on the team in free throw percentage at .710 (76-for-107) ... Had a string of 19 straight made early in the season and the streak was snapped at UNR on Dec. 14 ... Played in 750 minutes (23.4 average) ... Had a career-high 4 steals in 33 minutes in the season opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 23 ... Scored 7 points and dished out 9 assists, including a key 3-point play in overtime against Jacksonville on Nov. 26, in UNLV's 85-79 victory ... Scored a season-high 13 points (4-for-7 FG) and pulled down a season-high 6 rebounds in 33 minutes in UNLV's WAC opener at San Jose State on Jan. 2 ... Tied his season-high with 9 assists against San Jose State on Feb. 15 ... Committed only 1 turnover in 34 minutes against the Spartans ... Played a season-high 36 minutes against Fresno State on Feb. 17 … Dished out 5 assists in 24 minutes against Hawai'i in the NIT on March 17 ... In the summer, he played with the New Zealand Junior National Team that competed for the World 22-and-under championships which was held in Australia ... Scored 17 points in USA's victory over New Zealand.

BAYNO ON DICKEL: "Mark is a tough, hard-nosed player. He can feed the post and penetrate. He has great stamina and he won't back down from anyone. Mark possesses great speed in the open court."

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1994 graduate of Logan Park High School in Dunedin, New Zealand (pronounced DO NEED IN) ... He was a member of the Melbourne Tigers of the Australian first division ... His coach was Brian Goorjian, whose brother, Greg, played at UNLV in 1980-81 and father, Ed, was a UNLV assistant coach in 1992 ... Dickel was also a member of the New Zealand National Team (1995-96) ... He was a participant of a prep all-star game (spring of 1996) in Charlotte, N.C., which matched members of the international all-star squad against a team of prep All-Americans.

PERSONAL: Mark Robert Dickel was born Dec. 21, 1976 ... He is the son of Carl and Sharon Dickel ... Has one brother ... Majoring in communications ... Nickname is Sparky ... Chose UNLV because of the tradition and also because of the coaching staff ... Hobbies include reading, crosswords and games ... Also recruited by Maryland and Alabama ... Biggest influence on his life as an athlete is his parents because "they took the time to teach me about sports and life."

CAREER BESTS
Points         20  vs. Chicago State (Dec. 17, 1997)
FG Made         6  vs. Chicago State (Dec. 17, 1997)
FG Attempted   14  vs. USC (Nov. 28, 1998)
3PT Made        5  vs. Chicago State (Dec. 17, 1997)
3PT Attempted  10  vs. USC (Nov. 28, 1998) 
FT Made         9  vs. Loyola Marymount (Nov. 15, 1997)
FT Attempted   10  vs. Loyola Marymount (Nov. 15, 1997);
                   at BYU (Feb. 21, 1998)
Rebounds        7  at Rhode Island (Dec. 13, 1997)
Assists        12  vs. New Mexico (March 7, 1998)
Turnovers       6  at Nebraska (March 10, 1999)
Steals          4  vs. Cal State Northridge (Nov. 23, 1996);
                   at TCU (Jan. 23, 1999);
				   vs. SMU (Feb. 20, 1999)
Minutes        42  at TCU (Jan. 23, 1999)

UNLV'S ALL-TIME ASSIST LEADERS
1 - 838, Greg Anthony (1988-91)
2 - 837, Danny Tarkanian (1981-84)
3 - 689, Mark Wade (1985-87)
4 - 549, Dedan Thomas (1991-94)
5 - 497, Freddie Banks (1983-87)
6 - 496, Mark Dickel (1996 - )

MARK'S CAREER STATISTICS
                     -TOTAL-       -3-PTERS-
YEAR     GP  GS   FG  FGA  PCT.  FG   FGA  PCT.   FT  FTA  PCT.  REB  AVG  AST   TO  BLK   ST  PTS  AVG
1996-97  32  31   40  119  .336   6   27   .222   76  107  .710   76  2.4  123   66    3   40  162  5.1
1997-98  33  26   47  109  .431  16   49   .327   82  122  .672  100  3.0  183   80    1   29  192  5.8
1998-99  29  25   66  153  .431  23   68   .338   34   67  .507   81  2.8  190   66    5   39  189  6.5
Totals   94  82  153  381  .402  45  144   .313  192  296  .649  257  2.7  496  212    9  108  543  5.8

Minutes Played: 1996-97 (750), 1997-98 (999) and 1998-99 (885) for a total of 2,634

 
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