Juan Dixon grew up in Baltimore leading the Maryland Terrapins to their only National Championship in 2002, named a consensus All-American and Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. His parents were addicted to heroin and died of AIDS when he was only 17. He was raised by aunts and uncles including former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon. After playing professional basketball in the NBA and overseas he returned home to Baltimore, MD. In 2016 he found out his biological father might still be alive and reconnected with Bruce Flanigan. Flanigan recallsk "I knew who he was. I knew his name and the first time I saw him play, I said, 'That's my son,'" Flanigan said. "He reminded me so much of myself. It was like we could have been twins."