Picking the college of your choice isn't always easy, that wasn't the case for one Missouri High School basketball prospect.
Lee's Summit West High School star point guard Michael Dixon's decision was an easy one, he committed to in state University of Missouri back last September, and he signed his letter of intent during the early signing period in November.
"It was an easy choice for me," Dixon told InsideMizzou.com Monday night. "I had a couple of friends already on the team in Columbia, having those relationships and building a great relationship with Coach (Mike) Anderson, it made it an easy decision."
Dixon is currently averaging 25 points a game from his point guard position for his high school team, leading the squad to a 6-3 overall record and a recent tournament win at the William Jewell Annual Tournament.
"I really like Coach Anderson a lot," Dixon explained. "He is so easy to talk to, not just about basketball but life in general."
Several factors led to Dixon's decision.
"Missouri has a great academic reputation, that's important to me," Dixon said. "The campus is great, I love the atmosphere there."
According to Dixon, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound athlete, he is confident that he will get to see early playing time in Columbia.
"Coach Anderson has told me that I will have an opportunity to see some early playing time," Dixon said. "It will be up to me, how hard I work and how prepared I am when arrive on campus."
Dixon couldn't be happier with his decision.
"I'm very excited about being a Tiger," Dixon said. "It was the best decision I have made in a long time, it's where I belong."
Dixon is excited about the current success of the Missouri basketball team.
"They are doing great," Dixon said. "I keep up with all the time, they have only lost two ballgames, they are definitely a team and program on the rise."