Louisville makes move with 4-star PG

Michael Dixon, a four-star PG from Lee's Summit (MO), is having a big spring. He's led K.C. Pump & Run to back-to-back titles this spring, including the Jayhawk Invitational over the weekend. Scout.com's No. 6 point guard, Louisville recently made a big move to get involved in his recruitment. What does Dixon think about the Cardinals?

Michael Dixon, a four-star PG from Lee's Summit (MO), is having a big spring. He's led K.C. Pump & Run to back-to-back titles this spring, including the Jayhawk Invitational over the weekend. Scout.com's No. 6 point guard, Dixon is a hot prospect and Louisville recently made a move to get involved in his recruitment.

After leading his AAU team to titles at the Next Level Tournament in Dallas, TX. and the Jayhawk Invitational in Lawrence, KS., the past two weeks, Dixon, a 6-1, 165-pound point guard has things going in the right direction.

"We're doing great. We've already won two championships," Dixon said. "I enjoy getting my teammates involved. That's what I feel I do best is pass. I score when I need to score. I would say I'm a scoring point guard but have a good knack for getting my teammates involved."

As a junior, Dixon averaged 20 points, 7 assists and four rebounds. Rated the No. 47 overall prospect in the Class of 2009 by Scout.com, Dixon is keeping an open mind on the recruiting front for the moment.

"Right now I'm pretty open and listening to what everybody has to say," Dixon said. "About the only new thing with my recruitment is that last weekend Louisville offered me."

The Cardinals jumped into the mix with Dixon following his strong showing in Dallas. "I was pretty excited about that because Louisville is a pretty good school and they have a real good coach and real good players," said Dixon. "I was pretty happy about that (offer).

"When we were in Dallas last weekend I'm pretty sure Louisville assistant (Walter) McCarty saw us play against Boo Williams and Team Texas and we won that tournament. Coach McCarty talked with my head coach and told him that they were interested in me. Then last Monday we had an open gym and Louisville was there and when I got home he (McCarty) called me and told me they were going to recruit me real hard and they were offering me a scholarship."

Dixon has some familiarity with Louisville. Growing up, Dixon said Louisville is one of the programs he enjoyed watching on the tube. He also played against current UofL forward George Goode in high school and Dixon said he knows the 6-8 Goode "real well."

"Since they had Taquan Dean and Francisco Garcia I've liked Louisville as a basketball fan because they've always been good in basketball since I've been watching basketball," Dixon said. "When they were recruiting Sebastian Telfair and that movie came out I just really liked (Louisville)."

Besides Louisville, who just recently threw their hat into the ring for his services, Dixon said Tennessee, Missouri, California, Purdue, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Marquette and Kansas State are recruiting him the hardest. "I have offers from all of those except Tennessee and Marquette," said Dixon.

Dixon is planning to narrow the focus of his recruitment in the next month or two, likely before the July evaluation period. "I know it's getting to that," he said. "A lot of people have been asking. I'll probably narrow my list in the month or so. I'm really kind of enjoying the process."

Are there any early standouts on Dixon's list? "Missouri, Purdue, California and Oklahoma are probably recruiting me the hardest," he said. "I'm going to go visit Louisville and Oklahoma – hopefully I'll have some time in June to do that."

"I'm looking for a program with a good fan base, coaching staff and somewhere I could I see myself playing for four years," Dixon added.


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