Word is, Dixon is big in … New Zealand.
As a player and coach, Dixon spent a portion of his life overseas in New Zealand last year coached a USA team that participated in the country. His reputation there is impeccable and on Friday he cashed in on his connections.
Steven Adams, a 7-foot member of the Class of 2012, according to a source, committed to play for the Panthers.
Adams attends Scots College High School and has an extensive background in international ball. As a 16-year old, he was the MVP of New Zealand's 19-and-under national team.
The commitment gives Pittsburgh a presence in the rising junior class. Adams has his sights set on the NBA but for a few years, the Big East will have to do.