Parents are Larry and Susan Dawes ... has two younger siblings ... is an Eagle scout ... served two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Hampshire ... recruited by Ohio State, Arizona State, Florida and San Diego State ... wife Lauryn ... public health education major.
COTTONWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune All-State center as a senior at Salt Lake's Cottonwood High School ... Deseret News 5A Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 ... was the second-leading scorer in Utah 5A class his senior year ... honorable-mention All-American ... toured Europe for three weeks with USA Basketball in August of 1999 ... rated among the top-10 centers who attended the invitation-only Nike Camp ... was an honorable-mention selection on the Bob Gibbons All-Tournament Team ... led Cottonwood to back-to-back Region 1 titles in 1999 and 2000 ... named Region 1 Most Valuable Player as the region's leading scorer and rebounder as a senior ... set school rebounding and blocked shots records at Cottonwood ... coached by Blair Martineau ... averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots per game his senior year.
One of the most sought-after centers in the West coming out of high school, Dawes was a key low-post contributor for the Cougars. The 6-foot-11 center played in 19 games as a junior after starting 13 games in 2005 and ranking second on the team in rebounds. Dawes also appeared in 23 games with one start on BYU's 24-9 2001 Mountain West Conference Championship team. He elected to forego his remaining eligibility following his junior season for health reasons.
CAREER HIGHSPOINTS: 14 vs. New Mexico (2005)FG MADE: 6 vs. New Mexico (2005)FG ATT: 9 at Wyoming (2005)FG %: 1.000 (4-4) vs. Tulsa (2006)3FG MADE: --3FG ATT: --3FG %: --FT MADE: 8 vs. UNM at MWC (2005)FT ATT: 11 vs. SUU (2005)FT %: 1.000 (3-3) at UNLV (2005)REB: 10 vs. Stanford, at Saint Mary's, vs. New Mexico (2005)ASSISTS: 2 (3 times) last vs. SUU (2006)BLOCKS: 4 vs. UNM (2005)STEALS: 1 (12 times) last vs. TCU (2006)MINUTES: 34 at Saint Mary's (2005)DAWES YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATSYearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct2000-012311556.7822.3642004-05291350117.348111.4322005-061901658.71743.395Total711482111.673176.415Year3FGFGAPctFTFTAPct2000-0100.0001015.6672004-0500.0004771.6622005-0600.0002635.743Total00.00083121.686Year OffDefTotAvgPFFOAAvg2000-011927462.025020.12004-0549841334.6663110.42005-061219311.620040.2Total801302103.01113170.2YearTOBlkStlPtsAvg2000-01981261.12004-05392571434.92005-061294603.2Total6042122293.2