advertisement

MULTIMEDIA: Freshman makes big impact for wheelchair basketball team

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 5:49 p.m. CDT; updated 10:11 a.m. CDT, Thursday, March 22, 2012
Freshman Joe Dixon had a superb season for the MU Wheelchair Basketball team. Head coach Ron Lykins believes Dixon can make the U.S. team one day, pointing out his precision outside shooting. In the final game of the season, Dixon scored 19 points to help MU defeat Southwest Minnesota State University. He was named to the All Rookie Team by the coaches of the Intercollegiate Division.

COLUMBIA — Freshman Joe Dixon had a superb season for the MU Wheelchair Basketball team. Head coach Ron Lykins believes Dixon can make the U.S. team one day, pointing out his precision outside shooting. But he adds that Dixon must work hard and get stronger and that he has a lot of room for growth.

Dixon was the starting point guard and averaged 14.1 points per game. In this multimedia piece, Dixon talks about how he balances basketball with school and what he learned throughout his freshman year. Dixon is studying journalism at MU and has been playing basketball for 15 years.

MoreStory


Related Media

MU placed fifth in the 2012 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, held March 8 through 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the final game of the season, Dixon scored 19 points to help MU defeat Southwest Minnesota State University. He was named to the All Rookie Team by the coaches of the Intercollegiate Division.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements