MEN'S BASKETBALL: Peninsula College signs Bremerton's Dixon and Tacoma forward Mayeux

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Two more Western Washington high school basketball players will join the Peninsula College men's team for the 2014-15 season.

Pirates head coach Mitch Freeman recently signed Deonte Dixon of Bremerton and Malik Mayeux of Tacoma to letters of intent.

Dixon is no stranger to the North Olympic Peninsula, having been a league foe of Port Angles, Sequim and Port Townsend.

The 6-foot-2 guard led Bremerton High School to the Olympic League championship this past season and was named the league's MVP, averaging nearly 20 points per game.

He also was honored with sportsmanship awards at both the West Central District tournament and the regional playoffs.

Following his season, the accolades continued. Dixon was one of five players named to the Class 2A All-State Team by The Associated Press.

He was selected to play in the Washington State All-Star Game and he in the West Sound All-Star Game.

“Deonte is a phenomenal athlete who has the ability to score from anywhere on the court,” Freeman said.

“Not only is he a great athlete, but he excels in the classroom as well.”

Also joining the family is Mayeux, a 6-foot-7 forward from Stadium High School in Tacoma.

He was the 4A Narrows League Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14, he received all-league honorable mention and he helped his team to a Narrows League championship and a fourth-place finish in a highly competitive district tournament.

“Malik is long, athletic forward who can rebound and block shots at a high level,” Freeman said.

“Not only will be a very good defender for us, he is very intelligent player who makes the right plays at the right time. He comes from a very well coached team in that of Doug Cocke at Stadium.”

Last modified: May 22. 2014 6:38PM
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