Ex-Mizzou Player Michael Dixon Commits to Memphis

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago June 05, 2013 Jun 5, 2013 Wednesday, June 05 2013 Wednesday, June 05, 2013 8:14:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
By: Ashley Colley

COLUMBIA -- Ex-Missouri basketball player Michael Dixon, Jr. has committed to play basketball at the University of Memphis. Dixon visited the Memphis campus on Tuesday, but the official announcement was not made until Wednesday evening.

Dixon left the Mizzou team in November after allegations were made, accusing him of two different sexual assaults. The first alleged victim decided to not press charges against Dixon while Boone County prosecutors said the police investigation lacked sufficient evidence in the second case. Missouri Coach Frank Haith had indefinitely suspended Dixon in October sighting he violated team rules.

During the 2011-12 season, Dixon was recognized by many as the National Sixth Man of the Year. As a junior he averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists for the Tigers and helped them earn a 30-5 record and a Big 12 Tournament Championship.

Dixon has one year of eligibility left since he did not play during the 2012-13 season. In order to play immediately in the fall, he will now seek a waiver from the NCAA. Last season the NCAA granted a waiver to expelled Xaiver played Dez Wells, who also had sexual assault allegations against him but never was charged.

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