Tigers announce signing of Michael Dixon, Jr.


Michael Dixon Jr., a 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard from Kansas City, Mo., has signed to attend the University of Memphis, head coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Dixon is enrolled in the University's first summer school session that began this week.

Dixon is transferring to Memphis from Missouri, where he played from 2009-12.

"We welcome Michael to the Memphis Tigers basketball family," said Pastner. "Michael adds valuable experience to our program after playing at a high level at Missouri, where he was the Big 12 Conference Sixth Man of the Year in 2012. Michael is a team player and has a winner's mentality."

Below is a short biographical sketch on Dixon:

Michael Dixon
6-1  190
Kansas City, Mo.
University of Missouri  Lee's Summit West HS

Played the previous three seasons of collegiate basketball at the University of Missouri … Saw action in 101 career games for Missouri and made 25 starts … Averaged 10.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his Missouri career … Shot 45.6 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from the arc and 85.4 percent from the charity stripe … Did not play the 2012-13 campaign … As a junior in 2011-12, named the Big 12 Conference Sixth Man of the Year … Selected to the coaches' Big 12 Conference All-Defensive Team … An All-Big 12 Conference pick by the Kansas City Star (second team) and Associated Press (honorable mention) … A 2011-12 Bob Cousy Award nominee … Played in all 35 games off the bench and averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 assists in helping lead Missouri to a 30-5 overall record, the Big 12 Conference Tournament title and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament … Averaged 10.3 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds as a sophomore (2010-11) and 7.5 points, 1.6 assists and 1.1 boards as a freshman (2009-10) … Prior to Missouri, played his prep hoops at Lee's Summit West High School … Named the 2009 Mr. Show Me Basketball as the state of Missouri's top high school player … A two-time All-State first team pick by both the Kansas City Star and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association as a junior and senior … Finished his high school career with 1,849 points, 532 assists and 245 steals, each of which ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in Lee's Summit West history.

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