UVA offers ’25 Gonzaga HS combo guard Dixon

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Prep Hoops

Virginia has thrown its hat in the ring for talented, 4-star combo guard Derek Dixon from Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C.

The 6-foot-5 Dixon, known as a solid ball handler and on-ball defender, is a consensus top-100 prospect from the recruiting class of 2025. Dixon tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he had received an offer from Virginia, adding to a growing list for one of the best players in D.C.

Other than UVA’s offer, which came Wednesday, Dixon also holds offers from Villanova, Syracuse, Pitt, Virginia Tech, Providence, Pitt, Maryland, Penn State, Xavier, Kansas State, George Mason, ECU, Norfolk State and others.

Gonzaga plays in the challenging Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Dixon also plays for the D.C.-based Team Takeover on the EYBL Circuit.

247Sports rates him as the No. 12 combo guard in the nation and the second-best overall prospect in D.C., while ESPN rates him No. 16 among combo guards in the country. All the recruiting services have him rated in the top 100 overall prospects nationally in the ‘25 Class.

He is the third prospect from the ‘25 class offered by Virginia, including 4-star point guard Chance Mallory of St. Anne’s-Belfield in Charlottesville, and 5-star power forward Bryson Tiller of Atlanta.

In other UVA recruiting news, 2024 prospect Patrick Ngongba II, a 6-10, 215-pound big man out of Paul VI in Northern Virginia, trimmed his list to eight schools Wednesday, and the Cavaliers didn’t make the cut. Ngongba, who received a Virginia offer in December, will choose between UConn, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Providence and Kansas State.

Check out some of Dixon’s highlights from this past season against Friendship Tech in the video below (he’s wearing No. 3 in white). Also, see the complete chart of players offered by Virginia below.