Former Missouri standout Michael Dixon has a new team.
Dixon told ESPN.com that he committed to Memphis during a telephone conversation with Tigers coach Josh Pastner on Wednesday night. Dixon is scheduled to fly from his native Kansas City, Mo., to Memphis on Thursday morning to begin classes. Dixon, though, must get a waiver from the NCAA to be able to play for the Tigers as a senior in 2013-14. Redshirting is not an option for Dixon, who was kicked off the Missouri team in November after a female student accused him of sexual assault, the second such claim made against him since January 2010.
Dixon averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per game as a junior for Missouri in 2011-12, when numerous media outlets tabbed him as the national sixth man of the year.