Mizzou's sophomore guard Michael Dixon is putting up big numbers early this year.
plays a team game but knows he
wants to elevate his
play this year.
"My role has changed from last year and I felt like I had to step up for my team to be successful," said Dixon
Teammates love Dixon's style of play.
"I mean it just brings a lot of problems.
It breaks the defense down, guys can't stay in front of him.
It gives other guys a chance, when Mike
goes by someone and they may have to help, it opens up a lot of easy opportunities for other people" said teammate Marcus Denmon.
leads the tigers with 22 steals this year and just over 4 assists per game.
The level of competition brings out the best in Dixon
"It's just fun to come out and play against guys who are supposed to be All-Americans and NBA players and things like that.
It's just a team thing; we all take challenge and compete against each other everyday," explained Dixon
With an impressive 2.6 assist to turnover ratio, Dixon
has earned the right to be one of two Tiger players to start every game.
"All these individual statistics and things like that are just a tribute to my team, so as long as we keep playing well, I'm gonna keep playing well," stated Dixon
Look for more spectacular play from this young guard.
Through the first nine games, Dixon
leads the Big 12 in steals and assist to turnover ratio.