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Ex-Missouri G Dixon moves to Memphis

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Guard Michael Dixon, whose stint with Missouri was cut short due to off-the-court issues, plans to transfer to Memphis, according to multiple media reports.

Dixon left the Missouri program at the start of last season after he was the subject of two separate sexual assault allegations, though he was never charged in either case.

He told the Kansas City Star he met with Memphis coach Josh Pastner this week.

"Coach Pastner reached out to me and told me about the situation down there, and how he had some players with similarities to me, guys who had been in the wrong situations at the wrong time but are really good people," Dixon told the newspaper. "Those guys progressed and got better and benefitted at Memphis, and he thought I could do the same there."

As a junior in 2011-12, Dixon averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per game, helping Missouri capture the Big 12 tournament title.

In order to play for Memphis this fall, Dixon will need a waiver from the NCAA along the lines of the one Dez Wells received last year. Wells was kicked out of Xavier while the subject of a sexual-assault investigation, though, like Dixon, he wasn't charged. He wound up playing for Maryland.
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