NCAA clears Michael Dixon to play at Memphis this season
Big news came for the Tigers Wednesday, as defensive standout Michael Dixon was given the go-ahead to play in 2013-14 for Memphis.
Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play at Memphis this season, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner subsequently confirmed the news to CBSSports.com.
"He's good to go," Paster said via text.
Dixon was the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year at Missouri but was removed from the program last year after he was accused of sexual assault for a second time. No criminal charges were ever filed against Dixon; he enrolled at Memphis this summer and applied for a waiver with the precedent being that Dez Wells was allowed to transfer from Xavier to Maryland (happened last year) and play immediately after leaving the Musketeers under similar circumstances.
Dixon averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists in his final season at Missouri, the 2011-12 campaign. He'll be one of four senior guards on Josh Pastner's roster, all of whom have averaged double digits in points in their most recent season on the court. Memphis is ranked 15th in our offseason Top 25 (and one).
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