GUSSING, Austria – Former Towson University men’s basketball forward/center Bilal Dixon has recently completed his Master’s degree and is now pursuing a professional career overseas.
Dixon completed his Masters of Arts program with a degree in Professional Studies in July. He graduated with a 3.138 grade-point-average, completing the program in just over a year.
After averaging 6.9 points and 7.3 rebounds to help lead the Tigers to an 18-win season in 2012-13, Dixon will now begin his professional playing career. He is set to leave in mid-August for Gussing, Austria to compete for the UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights. The pro team’s season will run until mid-April.
The Knights finished 20-16 last year and reached the quarterfinals of their league playoffs. The league that the Knights compete in is known as the Austria A-Bundesliga and is the top league in Austria. Dixon will be under the instruction of head coach Matthias Zollner and assistant coach Daniel Mullner.
Dixon follows in the footstep of other recent American college players including Marcus Heard (DePaul ‘07), who played for the Knights last year, while Jason Chappell (Wisconsin ’07 / Xion Dukes Klosterneub) and Ali Farokhmenash (Northern Iowa ’10 / WBC Raiffeisen Wels) also played in the same league.
The league is familiar to the Tigers as former point guard Josh Brown (’11) played for Allianz Swans Gmunden last season.
Darryl “Truck” Bryant (West Virginia ’12) recently signed this summer to play with league opponent BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers.