CSU Leading Scorer Nixon Transfers to Iowa State
After leading Colorado State men’s basketball in scoring as a junior last season, Prentiss Nixon will transfer to Iowa State to finish out his collegiate career. Nixon will use his redshirt in 2018-19 as he will be required to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules, before becoming eligible for the Cyclones in 2019-2020.
Recruiting insider Jake Weingarten originally broke the news before Nixon confirmed his intent to transfer with a statement on Twitter.
“Man, God has a plan for everyone in life and I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. I give all the glory to God in all situations and am thankful for the opportunities he has blessed me with,” Nixon wrote.
“As well all know, it’s been a lot of chaos these last couple months. Coach Prohm and his staff are great and will definitely help me elevate my game to a new level. After talking it over with my family, I will be transferring to Iowa State University to finish out my academic and basketball career. Can’t wait to get to Ames and get to work.”
Nixon announced his intentions to transfer on Twitter in early April and received interest from a variety of programs around the country. Nixon ultimately took official visits at Loyola-Chicago and Iowa State. He also has visits scheduled with Illinois State and SMU for later this month but the former CSU hoopster opted to take his talents to Iowa State.
When asked about Nixon’s decision to transfer, CSU’s first-year head coach Niko Medved explained that he was supportive of Nixon wanting a change of scenery. He praised the effort Nixon gave for the program and wished him well in his future endeavors.
Nixon averaged a team-high 16 points per-game in 27 total contests last season and leaves CSU with 1,058 career points.