(Updated) Former Georgia player Tim Dixon transfers to Columbus State

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comMay 2, 2014 

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

JOHN KELLEY — John Kelley

Former Georgia basketball player Tim Dixon has signed with Columbus State.

Dixon, who played part of high school career at Kendrick, is a 6-foot-10, 230-pound center, who announced his intention to leave Georgia in mid-April.

"Tim is a big addition to the Cougar basketball program," CSU coach Robert Moore said in a news release. "He is a very skilled player that has great hands and knows how to finished around the rim. He can also make shots on the perimeter making him a great dual threat for us."

"He will bring much needed size to the team to help us compete in the Peach Belt Conference."

Dixon played in 33 games last season, averaging 7.8 minutes per game for the Bulldogs. He shot 32.4 percent (11-of-34) from the field. He was 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Dixon averaged 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

In 2012-13, Dixon played in 32 games and started twice. He averaged 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

In his freshman season, he played in 19 games, averaging 0.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.

Dixon averaged a double-double as a junior at Kendrick with 16.1 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.

Dixon transferred to Oldsmar Christian (Fla.) to complete his high-school career. There, he averaged 17.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

When he committed to Georgia in September 2010, he chose the Dogs over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and South Carolina.

At the time, he was the third member of the Georgia Blazers AAU team to commit to Georgia. The others were Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nick Marshall. Caldwell-Pope is now with the NBA's Detroit Pistons. Marshall is the quarterback at Auburn.

Dixon is the third member of Moores signing class for 2014-15 season. The others are JaCori Payne and Cameron Baker.

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