Dixon: Winston-Salem Weekend

Michael Dixon is one of the most talented point guards in the class of 2009. The 6'1 165 pound guard is getting a lot of attention these days including recent interest from Wake Forest. DeaconSports.com recently spoke with Dixon about his recent play and interest in Wake.

So far during this young AAU season, the KC Pump N Run team has had a very strong showing, in part because of the play of their talented lead man Michael Dixon.

"We are playing real well as a team so far. We are 20-2 and one of our losses was on a last second shot and we were short handed in our other loss," said Dixon. "I think I am playing pretty well right now. I am just trying to run the team and get my teammates involved and score when I need to."

One of the teams that has recently turned up the heat on Dixon is Wake Forest, a team he is very familiar with. "I know quite a bit about Wake and I have always liked the way they play. I have always been a big Chris Paul fan even when he was at Wake before he blew up in the NBA. I also remember watching Randolph Childress play there as well so I am very familiar with them."

Dixon is looking forward to his upcoming visit to Winston-Salem where he will participate in the Chris Paul/Jordan camp. "I am headed to Winston this Friday to take part in the Chris Paul camp. I am really looking forward to working with Chris and the other counselors. I am also going to try and go by the campus while I am there and check everything out."

There is no doubt Dixon takes pride in distributing the basketball and leading his team, but he also has a seldom used weapon in his arsenal. "I think one of my strengths is my mid-range game. I also like to push the ball and get the ball to my teammates when they are in a good position to score."

Dixon claims offers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Purdue, Cal, Kansas State, Baylor, Wake Forest, Louisville, Arkansas, and Marquette. He has said he does not have a favorite right now but would like to make a college choice before his senior season. Dixon plans on visiting Oklahoma, Missouri, and Cal this summer in addition to his upcoming trip to Winston-Salem.


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