The University of Texas men's basketball team has added a pair of walk-ons to its 2009-10 roster. Freshman guards Andrew Dick (Sherman, Texas) and Dean Melchionni (Lancaster, Pa.) are the newest members of the team, head coach Rick Barnes announced.
Dick (6-2, 180) was a three-year letterwinner at Sherman High School under head coach Jeff McCullough. He was tabbed All-District 9-4A and earned Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A Academic All-State honors as a senior. He helped lead the Bearcats to a 27-8 mark and an 11-2 league record in 2008-09.
Melchionni (6-4, 185) was a three-year letterwinner at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa., for head coach Jim Fenerty. As a senior, Melchionni led the Patriots to a 25-5 mark and a third consecutive Inter-Academic League (Inter-Ac) title averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game. He was also a two-year Inter-Ac high jump champion and holds the Germantown school record.
(source: UT SID)