Lee's Summit West point guard Dixon says yes to Missouri

Michael Dixon made Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson’s night late Wednesday.

“I told him I wanted to be a Tiger,” said Dixon, a 6-foot senior-to-be at Lee’s Summit West and the No. 17 rated point guard nationally in the Class of 2009, according to

"He said, 'Welcome to the family.' "

Dixon will be among friends when he reports to the Tigers.

Former KC Pump N Run AAU teammates Marcus Denmon and Steve Moore will be freshmen this season at Mizzou.

And that, Dixon told The Star, “had a lot to do with” Dixon’s choice of Mizzou over Arizona, Cal and Purdue, which Dixon said were his final four.