Big 12 Program Gains Commitment From Dixon

Michael Dixon decided to end his recruitment. The talented point guard will play his college ball in the Big 12.

Michael Dixon, of Lee's Summit (Mo.) West, has always had a long list of schools in pursuit of his services, and on Thursday the 6-foot-1, 155-pound PG cut his list down to one, as he gave Missouri a verbal commitment.

"It's so close to home and my family will get to see me, and I will get to come back and see my little brother," Dixon said. "I could come back and go to high school football games and stuff like that.

"I just feel like it's the right fit and I'm just really happy and my mom and dad are happy about it," he said.

The Tigers got the nod over a host of schools, including Arizona, California, Purdue, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State and Wake Forest.

"I've know Coach [Mike} Anderson and his staff for a good two years now," Dixon explained. "That's the most I've known any of the coaches, next to Matt Painter and Purdue. I just felt like Missouri is where I want to go.

"I really developed a good relationship with Coach Anderson, even outside of talking about basketball," he continued.

Dixon is the first member of the 2009 class to commit to Missouri. He's ranked No. 11 at the point guard spot.

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