Dixon commits to men’s basketball program

Tyrell Walden-Martin

On Friday evening, the Quinnipiac men’s basketball program landed its first verbal commitment for 2016 in point guard Mikey Dixon. Dixon announced his decision via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/__pointgod3/status/645004038765940736

Dixon was in Hamden on an official visit Thursday.

“It really felt like a family with the players and coaches,” Dixon told The Chronicle in a statement. “The campus and basketball arena are beautiful.”

Dixon chose Quinnipiac over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foes Iona and Canisius, as well as Maine and Robert Morris, he said.

The 6-foot-1 shooter is currently a senior at Sanford High School, located in Delaware. According to Dixon, Quinnipiac showed interest in him this past spring.

When asked about his style of play, Dixon compared himself to a very popular NBA player.

“I’m a scoring point guard,” Dixon said. “I play like Stephen Curry.”

As a junior at Sanford, Dixon averaged 21.6 points per game and shot 48 percent from 3-point range.

Dixon’s ability to shoot can make a positive impact upon arrival. As a team, the Bobcats shot 30.7 percent from 3-point range last season.

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