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Freshman Dixon Welcomed Into Tigers’ Fold

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.

When Tyrik Dixon joined Bentonville’s boys basketball team this season, the freshman could have faced animosity from older players who thought he was just taking time from them.

PROFILE

Tyrik Dixon

SCHOOL: Bentonville

CLASS: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-11

NOTABLE: He’s the only freshman on Bentonville’s roster and only one of three ninth-graders moved up in the 7A/6A-West Conference boys rosters this season. ... Started the Tigers’ first 15 games and averaged 6.6 points, with a season-high of 11 points on two occasions. ... Joins seniors Austin Heard and Austin Haggard to make up the three guards in Bentonville’s starting lineup.

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