Jaylen Dillard was only with L.C. Bird for one year, but he quickly established himself as a leader and a marksman from the floor.
The 6-2, 155-pound shooting guard started off his career at Clover Hill where he averaged 18 points per game and was the Conference 3 Player of the Year.
The dynamic scorer then made his transition into L.C. Bird’s system and continued to thrive posting 15 points per game and earning second team All-Conference honors.
Defense wins championships, and Dillard was one of the best defenders on his team, as he helped lead his team to a state championship.
His efficiency on both ends of the court earned him offers from Livingstone and Johnson C. Smith, and the Skyhawk star decided that Johnson C. Smith University was the better fit for him.
“I chose Johnson C. Smith because it felt like home,” explained Dillard. “It was a great environment with a lot of great people who all wanted to succeed. There is a special vibe at Johnson C. Smith that really can’t be explained. It was just like one big family.”
Johnson C. Smith is a Division II program located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Golden Bulls finished 11-17 last season, as they struggled in conference play. With the addition of Jaylen Dillard, their offensive spacing and defense will receive a huge boost, as they try to fight their way towards the top of their conference.