March 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Michael Dixon (11) celebrates after Missouri won the the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Missouri won 90-75. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Former Missouri Tiger Michael Dixon Transfers to Memphis


Well, Michael Dixon will remain a Tiger but will play for a different school.

Dixon announced today he will transfer to Memphis for the 2013-3014 season, and will travel to Memphis to being classes this summer. There is still a hold up as to when Dixon will be eligible to play for the Tigers as he still has to be cleared by the NCAA.

Jason King says Dixon told him he is eager to get on the court.

“I hope that I can don a Memphis uniform,” Dixon said in his first public comments in more than seven months. “I hope the NCAA sees that, in a time where so many players are leaving school after one or two years and worrying about themselves, I’m a guy that wants to be in school. I could’ve easily went professional after this happened.

“But this isn’t how I wanted to be remembered in college. I wanted another chance to prove myself in and out of the classroom and on and off the court.”

Dixon averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 per game with Missouri in 2011-2012 but was kicked of the team at the beginning of last season due to allegations of sexual assault, the second claim made against him in his time at Mizzou. However, Dixon was never charged of any wrong doing in either case as prosecutors determined there was not sufficient evidence to even interview Dixon.

A Kansas City native, Dixon has been training in his hometown and has even been spotted practicing with members of the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team. He should provide a solid backcourt presence for the Tigers, who are bringing in the third best recruiting class in the country according to Rivals.com.

 

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