Bobcat recruit: Aaseem Dixon

I have heard that Brad Huse and his Montana State coaching staff are recruiting Aaseem Dixon of Centennial high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dixon fits the mold that most of the other Bobcat recruits I have been following this summer. He is a 6-0 point guard, who can both run a team and score the ball.

Last season for Centennial he averaged 15 points, 6 assist, 4 rebounds and 2 steals a game while playing with San Diego State signee Ben Vozzola (20 ppg). He is expected to take over the scoring load this season for Centennial.

Dixon’s stock has been rising steadily since the spring, but the some of the major programs wish he was a little taller. For the Bobcats, if he was to sign with them, I would expect him to fill a role similar to that of former Bobcat Marques Navarro in which case I don’t think his height would be an issue at all.

There are a lot short quick evaluations on him available on the net so I am just going to let them describe his play.

  • 6-foot-0 class combo-guard from Centennial (NV) High School, was a mainstay on his AAU team, Las Vegas Dogcatchers, this summer and he’s one to watch for the class of 2011.

  • At the Pangos Summer Tipoff, Dixon was the MVP and led his tem to the championship and contributed six three-pointers in win over Cal Supreme. During the Fullcourt Press Easter Classic, Dixon was fearless with the ball and protected it well by using his speed to limit turnovers and drove to the basket with ease.
  • PG Aaseem Dixon 2011 of Centennial HS (NV) (Las Vegas Dogcatchers Elite)
    Dixon is a real athletic and active one man who seems to be a pretty consistent performer. He is a good handler and a real nice passer with a very nice ability to penetrate and make a play. He demonstrates the ability to finish in transition and also pull up in the half court. He is also a decent shooter from the perimeter.
  • Las Vegan Aaseem Dixon played well over the weekend for the Las Vegas Dog Catchers Elite squad. The 6-feet floor general who will be a senior at Centennial High general was very strong and quick with the ball. He pulled up well in transition, scored off the dribble with ease and rebounded well for his size. Dixon was fearless while competing against the Compton Magic and used his strength to protect the ball against pressure.
  • Aaseem Dixon 6’0” 2011 Centennial (Las Vegas NV)
    Crafty lead guard is a low-mid major prospect to track in the 2011 class.
    Sleeper Talent
    Aaseem Dixon, PG (5-foot-11)
    2011, Centennial, Las Vegas NV.
    Combo guard who can go on a scoring tear. More of a combo at this point but has shown the ability to run a half court set and create. Very crafty, deceptive and has good scoring instincts. Good touch from three and will defend. Solid summer watcher for all Low-Mid Majors

I think that pretty much tells the story better than I could.

As of the late summer Dixon did not have any offers but Montana State, Weber State, Washington State and Colorado State were showing the most interest. He is also hearing from Arizona State, George Mason, Northern Arizona, Portland State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming


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