Big 12 Men's Basketball Championships - Missouri vs. Baylor - March 10, 2012
HONORS AND AWARDS 2010 Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 28 2012 All-Big 12 Second Team (Kansas City Star) 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Associated Press) 2012 Big 12 All-Defensive Team (Coaches) 2012 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year (Coaches) 2012 Bob Cousy Award Watch List
AT MIZZOU: 2011-12: One of the country's most explosive guards and was arguably college basketball's most valuable sixth man in 2011-12, averaging 13.5 points and 3.3 assists in 35 games (all off the bench) ... Led all players in college basketball without a start in scoring average (13.5) ... Syracuse star Dion Waiters was second on that list at 12.6 points per game ... Had a 2.1-to-1 assist/turnover ratio (fourth in the Big 12) in 26.7 minutes per game, while ranking third on the club with 41 steals ... Shot 49 percent from the floor and 88 percent from the charity stripe (third in the Big 12) ... Ranked second on the team in league play with 13.8 points per game and saw his shooting percentages increase to 52.5 percent from the floor and 39.2 percent from beyond the arc ... Played some of his best basketball vs. ranked opponents averaging 14.5 points and 4.0 assists in eight games vs. the Top 25 ... Reached double figures in 26-of-35 games, including a run of 14 consecutive double-figure scoring contests to close the year ... Topped 20 points five times, including a career high 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting against William & Mary on Dec. 18 ... Has an knack for creating shots inside the three-point arc and had 104 of his 154 total buckets come from "two" ... Had a season high seven assists in wins over Villanova (Dec. 6) and Oklahoma State (March 8) ... Had a remarkable game in the road win at Texas (Jan. 30), hitting 9-of-10 shots while dishing four assists ... Hit the game-winner to top the Longhorns in Austin, a left-handed runner with just :31 second remaining ... Topped the 1,000-point milestone in the Big 12 Tournament opener against Oklahoma State, becoming the 43rd player all-time at Mizzou to accomplish that feat ... Is Missouri's all-time leader in free throw percentage for a career at 85.4 percent (252-of-295).
2010-11: Started 17 games during his second Tiger campaign, averaging a career-high 10.3 points per game, along with 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals ... Ranked second on the club with 113 total dimes ... Ranked in the Top 10 of the Big 12 in assists (3.5-9th), steals (1.8-5th), free throw percentage (.825-6th) and assist/turnover ratio (1.9-4th) ... Improved his three-point shooting to 38.8 percent from 35.5 during his rookie year ... Set a new career-best with eight rebounds in a home win over Iowa State on Jan. 22 ... Played a career-high 38 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Georgetown in his hometown of Kansas City ... Reached double figures in scoring 19 times, including a career-high 18 points vs. Old Dominion and 17 vs. Georgetown, at Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas Tech ... Each of those 17 point efforts came on the road or in a neutral-court setting ... Had 17 games with multiple steals and dished nine assists in just 27 minutes in the win vs. North Alabama.
Played in all 34 games as a true freshman, averaging 7.5 points and 1.6 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game ... Made eight starts during his rookie campaign and shot .470 percent from the floor and .355 percent from three-point range ... Led the club in free throw shooting at .857 percent ... Was third on the team with 55 total assists ... Reached double figures in scoring 12 times ... Scored a career high 16 points in the Busch Braggin' Rights win against Illinois in St. Louis ... Hit 6-of-13 shots from the floor and dished five assists and ripped three steals ... Added 12 points vs. Austin Peay to earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors following the two contests ... Was magnificent in NCAA Tournament play, scoring eight points vs. Clemson in the first round win and 15 vs. West Virginia in the second round ... Hit 6-of-10 shots and 2-of-4 treys vs. the Mountaineers in 17 minutes ... Top scoring Big 12 game came vs. nationally-ranked Texas, where he dropped in 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the Tiger victory.
Named Mr. Show Me Basketball in 2009 as the State of Missouri's top player in 2009 (senior) ... Was a First Team All-State Selection by the Kansas City Star and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association as a junior and senior ... Was a three-time All-Suburban Small 6 Conference selection, including MVP as a senior ... Led Lee's Summit West High School to a 24-4 overall record in 2009 ... The Titans won 21 consecutive games before falling in the sectionals ... Averaged a school record 24.2 points as a senior for Head Coach Michael Schieber's club, while adding 5.5 assists, 3.1 steals and 4.4 rebounds ... Finished his prep career with 1,849 points, 532 assists and 245 steals, each of which rank #1 or #2 in Lee's Summit West history ... Was listed as one of the nation's Top 100 recruits by several recruiting publications and had offers from Arizona, Purdue, Oklahoma, Marquette, Louisville, California and others before selecting Mizzou.
Son of Mike Dixon Sr. and Sybil Dixon ... Has one sister (Alexis) and one brother (Jarred) ... Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his life ... His father played collegiately at San Jose State and finished his career as the school's all-time assist leader ... Hopes to pursue a degree in the Sport Management field and would love to coach after completing his playing career ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington and lists Lil Wayne and Jay-Z as his favorite musical artists ... Played on the AAU circuit for L.J. Goolsby and the Kansas City Pump `N' Run ... Was an AAU teammate of current Tigers Marcus Denmon and Steve Moore.