Colorado State basketball’s leading scorer, Prentiss Nixon, announced his intent to transfer earlier this month, and on Monday he told Rivals’ Corey Evans that Iowa State is one of his finalists.
Nixon will host Iowa State coach Steve Prohm on an in-home visit Monday, then is scheduled to travel to Ames on April 25. His other potential landing spots are Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State and SMU.
A 6-foot-1 guard from Bolingbrook, Ill., Nixon averaged double figures each of the last two seasons at Colorado State, including a team-high 16.1 points per game in 2017-18. Coach Larry Eustachy announced he was stepping down in February, and Nixon followed with his intent to transfer a little more than a month later. He was a strong supporter of Eustachy during an investigation of the coach for alleged improper treatment of players.
Thank You CSU 💚🐏 pic.twitter.com/HYrF7jAIbo
— Prentiss Nixon1️⃣1️⃣ (@AyeYooPrentiss_) April 6, 2018
Nixon will have to sit out the 2018-19 season and will have one year of eligibility remaining. His arrival for the 2019-20 season could prove perfect timing for Prohm, as starting guard Nick Weiler-Babb will graduate after next season and leading scorer Lindell Wigginton could declare for the NBA draft.
According to Evans, Nixon is expected to make his final decision by mid-May after visiting all four campuses.