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Juan Dixon

School

Maryland

Position
Guard
Major
Family Studies
Ht
6'3
Juan Dixon Winner

Competition

A testament to hard work and perseverance, Juan Dixon epitomizes the character and commitment that is the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Overcoming the deaths of both parents and other hardships, Dixon put together a brilliant career at Maryland with a storybook ending. His senior year culminated with leading the Terrapins to the National Championship and the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. The three-time All-ACC performer surpassed Len Bias as the all-time leading scorer in Maryland basketball history with 2,269 career points.

Juan became the first collegiate player to record 2,000 points, 300 steals and 200 three-point field goals in a career. Not bad for a guy originally dubbed “too frail” by most college scouts. Instead, Juan Dixon showed the world what the word heart really means. And his heart is what told him to play his senior year at Maryland and propel him to the first ever Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.