Prentiss Nixon transferring from CSU basketball program

Colin Barnard

Colorado State guard and leading scorer, Prentiss Nixon, will transfer from the men’s basketball program. Nixon announced the news via Twitter Friday afternoon.

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Nixon is the second player to transfer from the program this offseason after guard Kris Martin announced his transfer late in March. Nixon will finish his career as CSU’s 20th all-time scorer, eclipsing 1,000 points as a junior last season.

Nixon has been an integral part to the Rams in each of his three seasons with CSU. He played 31 games as a true freshman, earning seven starts and north of 15 minutes of action per game. During the 2016-17 season, Nixon became a full-time starter on a 24-win team that finished runner-up in the conference tournament. He also earned All-Mountain West Honorable Mention honors.

In an injury-riddled 2017-18 season, Nixon led the Rams in scoring at 16.1 points per game. Knee and ankle injuries forced Nixon to miss seven games during the season. A longtime advocate of former head coach Larry Eustachy, Nixon voiced his support for the coach throughout the season.

Nixon’s immediate eligibility will depend on his ability to obtain a waiver from the NCAA in regards to his transfer. If he does obtain a waiver based on a “specific, extraordinary circumstance,” Nixon will be eligible to play for another school in the 2018-19 season.

Collegian sports director Colin Barnard can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @ColinBarnard_.