BILLINGS – Crishon Dixon is staying put.
The Billings Central standout, who just capped is high school career with the Rams’ first State A boys basketball title since 1996, announced via Twitter Tuesday night his intention to play for MSU Billings.
Excited to announce my committment to Montana State University Billings. Thank you to everyone who has supported me. Luv y’all Go Yellowjackets 🐝 pic.twitter.com/vi0LDkxVZX
— Ace boogie 🎲 (@C_Dixon00) March 13, 2019
Earlier Tuesday, Dixon was named most valuable player of last week’s State A tournament, according to the team at MontanaSports.com. He averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the Rams. Dixon scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists in Central’s 62-44 victory over Hardin in Saturday’s state title game, avenging a runner-up finish to the Bulldogs a year ago.
Dixon was also a member of Central’s state championship football team in November.
He’ll join Billings Skyview graduate Zharon Richmond, who just finished his sophomore season with the Yellowjackets, as the second Billings player on Mick Durham’s roster.
Durham, who took over MSUB’s men last March, just led the Yellowjackets to their first winning season in six years. His team also qualified for last week’s GNAC Tournament quarterfinals as a No. 5 seed after closing the regular season with a road sweep at Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks. Durham spent the previous seven seasons as head coach in Fairbanks.