Nixon Decides to Transfer From CSU
The Colorado State men’s basketball program is shaping up to look much different next season. The program already has a new coach in Niko Medved and now the Rams will have a different starting point point. Junior point guard Prentiss Nixon announced his intention to transfer on Twitter Friday afternoon.
“I’ve had nothing but love for CSU and The Fort over the last 3 years,” Nixon wrote in a published note. “Given y’all my heart and (soul) each and every day. Every experience I’ve encountered here has helped me grow and become the man I am today. My teammates will be my brothers for life and I love those guys to death. We have a bond that’s unbreakable. I would like to say thank you and I appreciate all the great times and memories I have made during my time at Colorado State.”
Nixon led the team in scoring last season, averaging 16 points per-game in 27 total contests. The Bolingbrook, Il. native led the team with 66 3-pointers and posted double-digit scoring totals in 22 games. The 6-foot-1 guard leaves CSU 20th on the all-time scoring list with 1,058 career points.
Defensively, Nixon averaged 1.5 steals per-game and drew 55 offensive fouls on the season. In total, Nixon was responsible for 23.4 percent of CSU’s forced turnovers with 95 in 2017-18.
Nixon is the second CSU hoopster to announce they are leaving the program. Kris Martin, who sat the entire 2017-18 season after transferring from Oral Roberts, also announced he would be taking his talents elsewhere.
Martin announced he would be transferring to Oklahoma but reports have since surfaced that it is not a guarantee he will end up at OU due to questions over his immediate eligibility.
Nico Carvacho, who was also granted permission to contact other schools, has not yet announced whether he will transfer or not. According to an inside source, the Chilean big man has received interest from schools around the country, including multiple power 5 programs but is also considering staying in Fort Collins after sitting down with Medved.