Steve Prohm was looking to add a dynamic play-maker who could help the Cyclones a season from now, and appears to have his man in signing Prentiss Nixon.
Nixon, a young man from Bolingbrook, IL, played his first three seasons for Larry Eustachy’s Colorado State Rams. While at CSU, Nixon was a role player during his freshman campaign. He would then blossom into a star during the next two seasons, and averaged 16 points per game during his junior season.
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Iowa State managed to beat out Illinois State, Loyola-Chicago, and SMU for Nixon’s services. His commitment came following his official visit in Ames and an in-home visit by Steve Prohm on Monday.
So, how does Nixon help the Cyclones?
As it stands, the 2019-20 roster has the Cyclones running short on guards. Nick Weiler-Babb and Marial Shayok will have graduated, and it is possible that Lindell Wigginton will depart for the NBA. Nixon checks in at 6’1”, 180 pounds, and was a major playmaker at the guard spot for the Rams, scoring 1,000 points in his 3 seasons. He is good, not great, from three-point land, and adept at getting to the hoop or pulling up from mid-range.
In all, adding Nixon is a great get for Steve Prohm, and we can expect him to occupy a role similar to what Marial Shayok will be asked to fill during the 2018-19 season.