According to St. John’s, the speedy 6-foot-2 guard informed head coach Chris Mullin and his staff of his intention to transfer on Thursday, and he was immediately granted his release.
“We respect Mikey’s decision and wish him nothing but the best,” said Mullin of the redshirt sophomore. “He’s a good basketball player and a good person with a bright future ahead.
Dixon arrived on campus prior to the 2017-18 season, but sat out due to transfer rules. At Quinnipiac, the then-freshman lit up the MAAC for 16.5 points per game on 45.4 percent shooting.
With the Johnnies this season, Dixon played 14 games and logged one start. The New Castle, Delaware, native averaged 5.9 points and 1.1 assists in his brief stint with the Queens-based club.
He played a combined seven minutes in the team’s first two Big East games at Seton Hall on December 29 and Marquette on January 1.
Dixon’s loss hurts the Johnnies slightly, but their backcourt will remain the core strength of the group.
His departure opens up the door for Greg Williams, Jr., who had been behind Dixon on the depth chart.
The freshman is averaging 2.5 points through 7.8 minutes per appearance, and recorded four points with two assists against Georgetown on January 5, when the Johnnies improved to 2-1 in Big East play.