6-10 C Tim Dixon commits to Georgia (UPDATED)

Tim Dixon, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center from Oldsmar, Fla., committed to Georgia during his official visit this past weekend, his high school coach confirmed.

Dixon becomes the Bulldogs second basketball commitment for 2011 and plans to sign in the early period in November. He chose UGA over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and South Carolina, among others.

“Clearly, Coach [Mark] Fox has done a great job in his coaching career at Nevada and now turning it around at Georgia,” said Oldsmar Christian coach Ryan Pannone. “Coach Kwanzaa Johnson did a great job of recruiting him. He made Tim feel like a priority from Day One, not just this year but going back to his junior year.”

Dixon is a three-star prospect and is considered somewhat of a project since he is relatively thin for a frontline position. But he has exceptional range and quickness and is a unusually good shooter for his size.

“Mark and his staff did a great job of developing post players at Nevada, players not considered pros when they got there but they made it,” Pannone said. “Georgia seemed like a great fit for him.”

At Georgia, Dixon will join Kentavious Caldwell and Nick Marshall, two fellow members of the Georgia Blazers AAU team. Caldwell, a five-star-rated shooting guard, committed to the Bulldogs back in July. Marshall is a UGA football commitment who plans to also play basketball. Dixon is rated a three-star prospect.

Dixon is originally from Columbus but moved to Tampa to play for and be developed by Pannone.

“Most of Tim’s family is still in Columbus and they’re a very close-knit family,” Pannone said. “Georgia will be close enough for his family to come see him play but far enough away that he’ll feel like he’s off on his own. It seemed like a perfect fit.”

I’ll be talking to Dixon at 3:15 this afternoon so check back for more updates.

2011 GEORGIA BASKETBALL COMMITMENTS

  • G Kentavious Caldwell (6-6, 185), Greenville
  • C Tim Dixon (6-10, 215), Oldsmar, Fla.

40 comments Add your comment

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 20th, 2010
12:35 am

Boy is he lean….. 30 lbs. and he will be a player. Still he is 6′10″ and UGA needs a center.

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!

September 20th, 2010
12:47 am

lets hope the basketball team wont flop like the football team with all the unrealistic expectations.

Pope UGA XXIII

September 20th, 2010
1:44 am

They won’t !!

The Hedge

September 20th, 2010
6:06 am

Floundering Fox – The football team has not flopped. They have played without their #1 receiver and running back and with a freshman starting his second college game AND a new defense…get a clue…this will be a good team.

RomeDawg

September 20th, 2010
6:21 am

Excited to have him aboard. We are putting together a nice class.

To go along with what Hedge said, we also lost to 2 teams ranked in or near the top 10. I am sick of fair-weather fans.

Destin Dawg

September 20th, 2010
6:58 am

FB team will improve… close losses to 2 top 10 schools…. Ark and SC…. we don’t play Alabama… could go all the way from here… one game at a time… slow improvement… new D getting better…. Oline needs to step UP !!!! and we need to use TE’s and FB’s for 1st downs in passing Game !!! Richt needs to call the plays !!!!

Frank

September 20th, 2010
7:06 am

Welcome Tim, you are going to absolutely love Athens. Best of luck.

THWGT!!!

Douglas

September 20th, 2010
7:25 am

The Hedge and Destin Dawg: you both are delusional. What are you drinking and what have you been smoking?

UGAX

September 20th, 2010
8:05 am

Can he play Quarterback or O-Line?.

jimmymack

September 20th, 2010
8:06 am

got to love the direction that coach fox has uga hoop’s going

Georgia Blazers

September 20th, 2010
8:19 am

Not sure you really want the name Georgia Blazers mixed with these recruits. Tony Adams, head of the Blazers has been arrested and has lost his city job. 3 people have been arrested already. Over 200k of city money has been spent on this team. I have no idea if gifts recieved in High School can lead to violations, The benifits that these kids have recieved are absurd.

GStateBen

September 20th, 2010
9:16 am

He’s a good get but he’d not physical in the least. He’s a shooter and for someone who’s seen his fair share of 6′10 shooters, he’s going to need to learn how to post up.

Good luck to him!

Dawg Man

September 20th, 2010
9:40 am

I am so disapointed, with all this football talent we have and have been recruiting, I just expected us to play for the National Championship for the next 5 years

CONFEDERATE DAWG

September 20th, 2010
9:43 am

COME ON BUDDY,, GET IN HERE AND HELP US WHOOP THEM GAYTORS!

Paul in RDU

September 20th, 2010
9:57 am

Chip,
If I read your blog correctly, Dixon, from near Tampa, is playing on a Georgia AAU club. How the heck does that work? Where does he find the time and money to travel to Atlanta for games?

RxDawg

September 20th, 2010
9:58 am

Allright…as our football team steps back from winning heres hoping our basketball team can step up and win a championship.

….man, I sound like a Kentucky fan lol

KevinM

September 20th, 2010
10:06 am

Win something big first, RxDawg, then you might have an idea how big Kentucky basketball is.

The wait is still on whether Fox can recruit the best of the state, but he is sure getting the idea on how much talent is in this state. If he can bring in top talent outside the state, then the basketball team will see very good days going forward.

I would like to see Georgia becoming more serious about contending for the SEC crown.

BigDawg

September 20th, 2010
10:12 am

Who CARES???? NOBODY at UGA cares for basketball! PERIOD! This is supposed to be a recruiting blog for football!!!!

SoCal Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:20 am

I hope we start getting some of GAs top recruits. Fox is a great coach. I wish he knew football.

UK THOROUGHBRED

September 20th, 2010
10:22 am

BigDawg… you sound like the typical redneck uga fan. No one said this is was strictly a football recruiting blog you neck. Learn to read it says College Recruiting. Other sports recruit as well. Who cares uga is awful in football this year.

Georgia Blazers

September 20th, 2010
10:30 am

Paul in RDU. To answer your question about travel. The Georgia Blazers based out of Columbus had 1 kid from Columbus on the team. Everyone else is from way far away. This team was funded by the City of Columbus. Tony Adams had city vans pick them up for games and practice. Tony even paid for hotel rooms. Big case here in Columbus that involves all three of these kids. Alot of questions to be asked for sure.

A-Dawg

September 20th, 2010
10:38 am

BigDawg, speak for yourself. Students and alumni do care about our athletic department, including basketball. Only rednecks, who didn’t attend UGA, only care about football.

Chip Towers

September 20th, 2010
11:06 am

No, BigDawg, this is a recruiting blog, period.

Chip Towers

September 20th, 2010
11:07 am

Paul in RDU: You need to read a little closer. He recently moved from Columbus to Tampa.

Georgia Blazers

September 20th, 2010
11:51 am

Yet he is still on the team and traveling to play at the expense of the City of Columbus.

JustMyOpinion

September 20th, 2010
1:03 pm

Leave Chip alone, he is telling you now that kid moved from Columbus to Tampa..

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slick

September 20th, 2010
5:33 pm

uga has a basketball team??

Barry

September 20th, 2010
6:28 pm

Chip:

Scout lists him as a 2 star, 6′8″ 190 lb center. Is their info out of date?

Paul in RDU

September 20th, 2010
7:01 pm

Chip – Thanks for the clarification – I did miss that comment about him relocating from Columbus.

He is Tall

September 20th, 2010
7:18 pm

I saw him at the football game this weekend, and I would say he is closer to 6′10 than 6′8. I saw his name tag and assumed he was a football recruit at WR or TE. He is extremely skinny, because I was thinking to my self he would have to put on a lot of weight(and I mean a lot) or he was going to get crushed if he played football in the SEC. Glad to hear he is a basketball recruit. There he will only get pushed around and not broken in half.

TheTaxJacket

September 20th, 2010
10:31 pm

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

Sebastian Dixon

September 20th, 2010
11:08 pm

To the person that is faking to be a GEORGIA BLAZER FAN…you are mixing the truth with lies…. Tim doesn’t play for the Blazers anymore. He is a senior!!! He also played three years at Kendrick High School.. Second…the basketball team has had many players from Columbus! One year the team won the national championship and the MAYOR endorsed the TEAM!!!!! Keep your lies off this page!! You and the bumbling Mayor should be worried more about economic development in the second largest city in the state of Georgia!!!! Also……THE OTHER TRAVEL TEAMS BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, SOCCER OR WHAT EVER…HAVE KIDS NOT FROM THAT CITY!!!!!! it’s not uncommen

Sebastian Dixon

September 20th, 2010
11:11 pm

uncommon… I was upset…LOL!!! also he is 6′ 10″ 215….he will gain

Chip Towers

September 20th, 2010
11:25 pm

Barry: You never know these guys’ true size. I’m going by the high school coach.

CONFEDERATE DAWG

September 20th, 2010
11:36 pm

WHATEVER CMF IS DOING I TRUST IT AND PLEASE KEEP DOING IT!

Ted

September 20th, 2010
11:49 pm

Welcome Tim, we need you at UGA….GO DAWGS!!!! Cant wait too see you play.

Georgia Blazers

September 21st, 2010
6:57 am

Sebastian, none of the other programs you listed stole money from the City of Columbus like the Blazers. 200k is alot to complain about. I just hope Tony and Herman’s greed doesnt hurt these future college students.

Directions

September 21st, 2010
10:44 pm

college foot

September 21st, 2010
11:33 pm

Hey Tax Jacket, down your knees again boy!!!