Michael Dixon commits to Memphis

Jamie Squire

The former Missouri Tiger is looking for a fresh start after getting kicked off the team following allegations of sexual assault.

Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon will transfer to the University of Memphis, according to ESPN.com.

Dixon told ESPN that he called Memphis coach Josh Pastner to inform him of his decision Wednesday evening. He will now need a waiver from the NCAA if he hopes to avoid sitting out a year.

Dixon averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per game two seasons ago as he helped lead Missouri to a Big 12 championship. But his off-the-court problems soon proved to be too much, and coach Frank Haith dismissed him from the program in November. The guard had been accused of sexual assault twice in the span of less than three years.

"This is not how I want to be remembered," Dixon told ESPN. "I want another chance to prove myself."

Police declined to question Dixon after the second alleged incident because of the lack of sufficient evidence. Charges were never filed after the first alleged incident.

If he's cleared to play, Dixon can provide depth to an already talented Memphis backcourt. He'll look to play alongside Joe Jackson and can potentially fill the hole left by Adonis Thomas, who declared for the NBA Draft.

Dixon is expected to fly to Memphis and begin classes immediately on Thursday morning.

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