Former MSU Standout Eric Dawson A Champion

Former Midwestern State standout Eric Dawson can add a championship to his basketball resume.

The 27-year-old has played the five years for the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League. The Toros won the their first ever league championship, by winning two of three from the Los Angeles Defenders.

Dawson, the D-League's Impact Player of the Year, scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the decisive game three Saturday.

The 6'9" forward averaged a career-high 17.2 points this season with the Toros. He also spent four games with the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 15 points in 39 minutes of action.

Dawson played for MSU from 2003-2007, earning All-America honors during his senior season.