Sunday, May 12, 2013
Dixon still searching for a home
By Matt Giles
Michael Dixon did not step on the floor during the 2012-13 season. The Missouri guard was suspended before the season began, and then announced he would transfer from the Big 12 school in late November. We have yet to hear much about where Dixon will finish his college career -- while he hasn't graduated yet, the guard does have one year of eligibility remaining -- but ESPN's Jason King updates Dixon's situation and potentially his finalists.
A plethora of high-major schools inquired about the guard during the season, but as most programs have finalized their 2013 recruiting classes (and don't have any scholarships remaining), King notes that four programs are still closely pursuing Dixon: East Carolina, Baylor, Colorado and Loyola Marymount. It will be interesting to see how Dixon's transfer process breaks down; with Allerik Freeman in the fold, Baylor is over the scholarship limit, and Colorado is not lacking for backcourt depth. It would be interesting if Dixon does end up at the WCC school, because Loyola has the pieces to make a run in the conference but Dixon could push them to challenge BYU, Gonzaga, and Saint Mary's.