Former Mizzou guard Dixon transferring to Memphis

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Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. announced through his Twitter account that he is joining the University of Memphis’ basketball team.

Dixon left the Missouri basketball last November after being accused of rape for the second time during his tenure at the school. He never faced formal charges from either incident, but was suspended by the team on each occasion. The first victim declined to press charges in 2010 and last November Boone County, Mo. Prosecutors said that police lacked sufficient evidence to file charges in the second set of allegations against Dixon.

Due to the fact that Dixon sat out and didn’t play NCAA Division I basketball last year, he can apply for a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately. Maryland guard Dez Wells faced a similar situation and won his appeal, he would go on to lead the Terrapins in scoring.

Dixon will join an experienced Tiger backcourt that includes junior guards: Joe Jackson, Geron Johnson, Antonio Barton, Chris Crawford and Trey Draper. Memphis finished last season 31-5 and ranked 18th in the AP poll, they’ve already garnered a #15 ranking CBS’ preseason poll for 2013.

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