Panthers Score With Dixon

The Pittsburgh Panthers found themselves a player to take some of the responsibilities off Levance Fields' plate. Jermaine Dixon, brother of Maryland great Juan Dixon, is a Panther.

As an assistant at Providence, Tom Herrion recruited Juan Dixon. He didn't land the future Terrapin but he did get familiar with the family.

This week, Herrion and the Pittsburgh Panthers accepted a commitment from Jermaine Dixon, Juan's younger brother.

"He remembers everything – my older brother, my aunt, everything," Dixon said of Herrion's knowledge of his family. "He didn't get one Dixon; he had to get the other."

Jermaine, a 6-foot-3 combo guard, averages 21.3 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Tallahassee Community College. Kansas State, Texas A&M and Missouri recruited him.

"I was talking with Coach Herrion for a long time and we built a relationship," Dixon said. "Then I started talking to Coach Dixon. They came down 2-3 times and at the end of the day, the other schools were far from home. I wanted to be close to home in a big time program and conference."

Dixon will make his official visit to Pitt in March.

"They want to use me as a wing and as a combo guard. They've got Levance Fields and they want me to come in and play on the wing and help (Fields) play the point some too. I don't mind playing both positions."

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