Ten years since he held a pair of silver scissors and snipped the white strings of the Georgia Dome net, life looks very different for former Maryland star Juan Dixon. He’s been humbled by attempted comebacks and failed drug tests, injuries and divorce, trips through Europe and fans who still approach him daily to let him know just how much he still matters in College Park.
Dixon will be inducted Friday into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame, a decade after he led the Terps to the NCAA national title. Much has changed since then. He played for four NBA teams, including two separate stints with the Washington Wizards. He played in Greece and Spain, before a positive steroids test got him indefinitely suspended by FIBA. So he went to Turkey and played there, too.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Juan Dixon Joining the Maryland Hall of Fame
I mentioned this earlier in the summer, but today is the day that Juan Dixon (1998-2002) joins the Maryland Hall of Fame. The Washington Post caught up with Juan to reflect on his career. Here's an excerpt: