Memphis Tigers Could Be One of the Best Teams If Michael Dixon Is Eligible

By Trevor Lowry
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If Michael Dixon is cleared to play in the 2013-14 college basketball season, the Memphis Tigers could be one of the best teams in the nation. That is a bold one right there, but it is true.

Memphis is coming off of a 31-win season and already has a stacked team returning. The backcourt of the Tigers is what makes them so strong.

Joe Jackson highlights that group, averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.8 assists per game. The talent does not stop there though, with Chris Crawford (10.4 PPG) and Geron Johnson (10.4 PPG) returning. Those three players could make up one of the best backcourts in the nation, so just imagine how good they will be if Dixon can play.

Dixon formerly played for the Missouri Tigers in the 2011-12 season. He averaged 13.5 points per game and 3.3 assists per game. He also shot 48.7 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from behind the arc, which resulted in 50 made three-pointers.

Forget about Memphis competing for a conference title, if it can meet expectations and if Dixon can play, this team will challenge for a national championship.

Josh Pastner has done a great job while coaching this team and the upcoming season could finally be the year that he does work in the NCAA tournament.

The Tigers are a bit of an under the radar team, but they shouldn’t be. This is a legit national title contending team and it could be even better with Dixon taking the court.

Memphis is definitely a team to watch out for all season long.

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