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Senior Forward David Dixon Commits to Duquesne, Breaks Down Decision, Skill Set

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On Thursday afternoon, just one day after the conclusion of Duquesne’s season, the Dukes received a commitment from 2022 forward prospect David Dixon.

Dixon, a Memphis native, was originally a high major prospect in the class of 2021, however, after he tore his ACL during his senior year, he decided to take a prep year at TMS Basketball Academy. On Thursday, after developing a tight relationship with Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot, Dixon made the decision to commit to the Dukes.

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“All my life I have always been — when it comes to basketball — an under-valued, overlooked kid,” Dixon told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I’ve always played for those underdog teams that nobody thought would actually make it to the end of tournaments and win games. I saw Duquesne as one of these teams that was overlooked by the rest of the conference. Nobody thought they would really achieve much. I said, ‘You know what? I feel like I can go to that team and lead them to a championship.'”

Dixon stands at 6-foot-9, weighing just over 200 pounds. The forward prides himself on his ability to play an all-around game on the court, and specifically excels at shot blocking, rebounding, and running the floor. He is known as an above-average athlete, and a guy that will be able to contribute to the Dukes as soon as his freshman season begins.

“On the court, I can rebound the ball, block shots at a high level,” Dixon added. “I know Duquesne has a bunch of injured bigs right now, so really anything I can bring to that spot.”

With the commitment of Dixon, Dambrot snags another commitment in the 2022 class in addition to Lincoln Park guard L.A. Pratt. The two will team up with electrifying young guard Primo Spears and Jackie Johnson as Dambrot looks to turn around the program after a down year.

“He’s a great guy,” Dixon said about Dambrot. “He’s an old school guy, he’s not going to be the type to be soft on anybody. He has experience and he’s coached LeBron in high school, so he has good connections. Hopefully, when my time is done at Duquesne, I can take my talents to the next level. But he’s a great guy. He’s the type of guy that’s not going to lie to you, in any type of coaching.”

“My main goal is to try and lead them to the A10 championship and hopefully to the NCAA Tournament,” Dixon said about his goals for his college career. “Maybe if we get to the NCAA Tournament, we can hopefully win it. Everybody’s goal is to win a championship.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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