2009 Intro: Michael Dixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Michael Dixon will start his junior year of high school at Lee's Summit (Mo.) West. Even with two years of high school remaining, the 6-0 point guard has already received the type of recruiting attention usually reserved for those with a little more experience under their belt.

After a standout campaign as a sophomore and a big summer playing for Kansas City Pump ‘N Run, Dixon has already earned scholarship offers from BCS conference schools like Iowa, Kansas State, Miami, Missouri, Oklahoma and Purdue. On top of those offers, schools like Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Marquette, California and Georgia Tech among others are calling.

North Carolina also finds its way onto the list of programs that have been in touch.

"Coach Robinson called again yesterday -- I've talked to UNC three times now, I think," Dixon said Monday evening. "They said that they are going to come to the school and watch me work out. If they can't do that they will probably be at a couple games this winter."

Known for his ability to run a team, Dixon points out that the coaches have mentioned that they like his ability to score as well.

"They like my point guard IQ and the way I set my teammates up," says Dixon. "I've also got the ability to score as well as get the team into the offense."

At this point, Dixon isn't ready to name any favorites, but he did discuss what he thinks about the Tar Heels at this point.

"There really aren't too many kids that wouldn't be excited about being recruited by UNC, so I'm excited,' said Dixon. "So, my eyes kind of light up when I see that they are calling or I see that got a letter from them. I don't think there's a kid in the country that wouldn't get excited about that, no matter who they are a fan of."

Dixon already has some unofficial visit plans that will take him onto the campuses of Cal, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and likely Purdue this fall. Even so, he hasn't even come close to narrowing things down.

"Right now I'm wide open, but me and my dad have been talking about trimming it. We're a little ways from that, there's still dozens of schools calling so it's too early. I think we'll cut it down to like 15 and then go down by three's and eventually to one. I'm looking to see how the coach treats the players and how the crowd treats them, too."

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