Former Kendrick player Tim Dixon transferring from Georgia basketball team

semerson@macon.comApril 17, 2014 

Tim Dixon (5) shoots during Georgia's game against Lipscomb University on Dec. 14, 2013.

JOHN KELLEY — John Kelley

ATHENS - A day after signing two post players, Georgia lost one of its current ones.

Tim Dixon, who averaged 7.8 minutes off the bench this season, is transferring, a team spokesman confirmed.

Dixon, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds this season. He was one of the first post players off the bench for most of the season, occasionally providing some solid minutes.

But on Wednesday Georgia signed two post players, including Yante Maten, who head coach Mark Fox indicated has a good chance to play heavy minutes right away.

Dixon becomes the second reserve post player to transfer from Georgia this year, after center John Cannon, also a junior, did so the week of the SEC tournament.

The team's lone senior, Donte' Williams, started in the post.

Dixon's departure opens up one more scholarship for the Bulldogs, who may get involved with one of the many transfers on the market. It's also possible Georgia could get involved again for a senior they had previously recruited, such as Jakeenan Gant. The guard from Effingham County High School signed with Missouri, whose head coach Frank Haith appeared to be close to taking the Tulsa job on Thursday.

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