Bobby Dixon

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Bobby Dixon
Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Position Point guard
League Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1983-04-10) April 10, 1983 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American / Turkish
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Sullivan (Chicago, Illinois)
College Kankakee CC (2002–2004)
Troy (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Saint-Étienne Basket
2007 BCM Gravelines
2007–2008 Polpak Świecie
2008–2009 Benetton Treviso
2009 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
2009–2010 ASVEL Basket
2010 Benetton Treviso
2010–2011 New Basket Brindisi
2011–2012 JDA Dijon Basket
2012–2015 Pınar Karşıyaka
2015–present Fenerbahçe
Career highlights and awards

Robert Lee "Bobby" Dixon (born April 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He also holds a Turkish citizenship. His Turkish name is Ali Muhammed.

College career[edit]

He played college basketball at Troy University. In his two-year career with the Trojans, he played 59 games, averaging 16.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He was also named to the 2005-06 All-Sun Belt 1st Team.

Professional career[edit]

Dixon started his professional career in France with Saint-Étienne Basket. In the May of 2007, he signed a contract with the French League team Gravelines until the end of the season. In the summer of 2007, he signed a contract with Polpak Świecie of the Polish Basketball League. He led the 2007-08 season Polish League in assists, averaging 5.1 per game. In the summer of 2008, he signed a contract with the Italian League team Pallacanestro Treviso. In the February of 2009, he moved to the France again, signed by Le Mans Sarthe Basket. In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with the French League team ASVEL Basket. In 2010, he moved to the Italy, signed by Pallacanestro Treviso again. In the summer of 2010, he signed a contract with the Italian League team New Basket Brindisi. In the summer of 2011, he signed a contract with the French League team Dijon Basket.

In the July of 2012, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League.[1] On February 9, 2014, he was named the MVP with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in Turkish Cup final game against Anadolu Efes.[2] He helped to lead them to a Turkish President's Cup victory against Fenerbahçe in 2014. He was named to the All-Eurocup Second Team in the 2014-15 Eurocup season.[3] On June 19, 2015, he won the Turkish League with Karşıyaka, after beating Anadolu Efes 4–1 in the Finals. Dixon was named the TBL Finals MVP.[4]

On July 21, 2015, Dixon signed a two-year contract with Fenerbahçe.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006-07 Saint-Étienne Basket LNB Pro B 34 31.9 .393 .358 .798 5.0 4.2 1.9 .0 17.0
BCM Gravelines LNB Pro A 3 31.7 .340 .273 1.000 6.0 4.0 1.7 .0 7.7
2007-08 Polpak Świecie PLK 42 32.8 .498 .358 .750 4.7 5.1 2.1 .0 16.6
2008-09 Benetton Treviso Lega A 17 31.5 .418 .381 .833 2.9 3.8 3.1 .1 12.4
Le Mans LNB Pro A 17 31.5 .400 .382 .782 4.7 5.8 2.1 .0 15.4
2009-10 ASVEL Basket 18 24.8 .525 .314 .682 3.3 3.4 1.6 .0 10.4
Benetton Treviso Lega A 9 29.2 .500 .375 .737 4.0 2.8 1.4 .1 11.8
2010-11 Enel Brindisi 29 30.6 .455 .321 .780 4.3 2.9 2.0 .0 12.6
2011-12 JDA Dijon LNB Pro A 30 31.0 .447 .326 .753 4.1 5.1 1.6 .1 12.4
2012-13 Pinar Karşıyaka TBL 33 29.8 .421 .402 .744 4.5 4.7 1.2 .1 15.3
2013-14 35 32.4 .485 .349 .766 3.5 4.7 1.3 .1 14.0
2014-15 42 33.3 .478 .387 .838 3.8 4.5 1.9 .0 17.3

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 ASVEL Basket 10 10 27.5 .450 .353 .750 2.6 3.1 1.4 .0 11.5

Eurocup[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2008–09 Benetton Basket 9 6 18.3 .388 .326 .333 1.7 3 .7 0 7.6
2013–14 Pınar Karşıyaka 16 16 35.8 .439 .382 .889 3.8 5.5 1.1 0 18.2
2014–15 Pınar Karşıyaka 20 20 33.6 .434 .397 .845 3.9 5.2 2 0 16.8

Personal[edit]

In June 2015, Dixon received a Turkish passport, which changed his name to Ali Muhammed.[6][7]

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