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LFSN Game On Feature on Jason Dixon

June 21, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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LFSN Game On recently visited with former Liberty men's basketball forward Jason Dixon following a lengthy international playing career that afforded him some expected recognition.

During his two-year career with the Flames, Dixon played in 58 games and averaged 13.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. He was Liberty's leading rebounder during the 1993-94 (7.2 per game) and 1994-95 (9.0 per game) seasons.

Dixon helped the Flames capture the program's first-ever Big South title and trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1994. He was a senior captain on Liberty's 1994-95 squad, posting 13 double-doubles and averaging 12.5 points per game.

Following his time on Liberty Mountain, Dixon had a 16-year professional career, playing for international programs in Argentina, China, France, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela.

The 6-9 forward's most significant playing time took place in China where he spent 10 seasons with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He helped his team win five league titles during the 2004-09 seasons before his retirement after the 2009 campaign.

On Dec. 23, 2009, the Guangdong Southern Tigers retired his No. 15 jersey, making him the only international player in CBA history to have his jersey retired. He was the second player in league history to have his jersey retired, joining NBA all-star and China's own Yao Ming.

During his 10-year career with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, Dixon played in 369 career games (most by international player). He averaged 18.3 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest, while shooting 58.2 percent from the field.

Following his retirement from a standout career in the CBA, Dixon returned to his roots as the Denver native is now the head basketball coach at Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo. 

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