Juan Dixon’s harrowing story is a familiar one to many Maryland fans. Both of Dixon’s parents died from AIDS when he was a teenager. Broadcasters told the lore of Dixon’s story: skinny kid from Baltimore who overcame adversity to become the best player in Maryland history.
But last year, Dixon found out he still had a father.
He’s been slowly making a relationship with Bruce Flanigan after finding out Phil Dixon wasn’t actually his biological father.
“I’m not trying to make up for lost time,” Dixon told The Baltimore Sun last year. “We’re family, we’re just trying to move forward. It’s a great development. An amazing development.”
HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel will dive deeper into the story Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET.
Dixon cemented his status as a Terps legend during the team’s only NCAA Championship in 2002, and is now the University of D.C.’s women’s basketball coach, after serving as a special assistant on Maryland’s staff from 2013 to 2016.
In other news
Duke’s Lexie Brown won’t get a Sweet 16 matchup against her former team. Instead, Maryland women’s basketball will match up with the No. 10-seed Oregon Ducks.
Men’s lacrosse drops to No. 10 after the overtime loss to Villanova over the weekend.
Here are the five biggest storylines for Maryland basketball going into the offseason.
No more Duke basketball :)