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NC State adds grad transfer big man Danny Dixon

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Hey, Danny Dixon.

NCAA Basketball: UMKC at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Former Missouri-Kansas City center Danny Dixon announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he’ll spend his final college season playing for NC State. Dixon averaged 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Kangaroos last season. Dixon began his college career at George Mason, where he spent two seasons before landing at UMKC.

Crucially, Dixon is a tall person—he was listed at 6’10 and 230 pounds last season. Unfortunately, he’s not much of a rim protector, based on the low block rate he posted last season. But he should be a solid contributor on the glass and he’s been a reliable free throw shooter, which is helpful.

I would not expect him to have a significant impact on the scoreboard seeing as how he is a career 43% scorer inside the arc. He made only 39.2% of his twos in conference play last season, which is, uh, not great.

Setting all of that aside, this is a big-time addition to the roster for me personally, as I noticed that Dixon is from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. I will be spending the entire upcoming basketball season making Grosse Pointe Blank references, and I’m sorry, but that’s how it has to be.