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Men's Basketball: Pirate hoops program inks key recruits

Sequim Gazette staff

 

Mitch Freeman, Peninsula College men’s basketball head coach, announced earlier this spring the signing of two top recruits to his 2014-2015 Pirate men’s roster in Deonte Dixon of Bremerton and Malik Mayeux of Tacoma.

Dixon, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, led Bremerton High School to a 2A Olympic League championship. As the Knights’ leading scorer averaging almost 20 points per game, he earned the Olympic League Most Valuable Player Award. Dixon also was honored with sportsmanship awards at both the district tournament and regional playoff.

Following his season, the accolades continued. Dixon was one of five players named to the Washington 2A All-State Team and he was selected to play in the Washington State All-Star Game. He also was selected to play 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. We are excited to have Deonte be a part of our Pirate basketball family.”

Mayeux in the mix

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

He was the Narrows League 4A Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, he received Honorable Mention Narrows All-League and he helped his team to a Narrows League championship and a fourth-place finish in a very competitive district tournament.

“Malik is long athletic forward who can rebound and block shots at a high level,” Freeman said. “Not only will he be a very good defender for us, he is a 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. We are excited for Malik to be a part of our Pirate basketball family.”

 

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