Kaiserslautern senior Dickerson nets NCAA hoops deal

Kaiserslautern senior Alana Dickerson signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to play basketball at University of Alabama at Huntsville in a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 14 at Kaiserslautern High School.

Kaiserslautern senior Alana Dickerson will enter her final season of DODDS-Europe basketball with  her post-prep future already set.

Dickerson, an All-Europe wing and captain of the defending Division I champion Raiders, has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an  NCAA Division II program.

"I'm really excited to be able to go off to play college basketball,” Dickerson said in a statement. “UAH is a great place for me to be and they want me to become a better person on the court and off the court."

Dickerson, a native of nearby Birmingham, earned All-Tournament honors in helping Kaiserslautern claim the European title in February. The Raiders open defense of their championship Dec. 7 in a rematch against 2012 runner-up Wiesbaden.

The Cougars won their first-ever Gulf South Conference tournament championship in 2012-13 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UAH is off to a 3-0 start early in the current season.

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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.

He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.

Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.

Broome joined Stars and Stripes in October of 2012.



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Feb. 24: Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome rounds up Saturday’s six DODDS-Europe basketball championship games, including a classic Division I duel between Wiesbaden and Patch.