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.
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.