RECRUITING: Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon commits to Iowa State

Iowa State has picked up a commitment from Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon, according to a report by the Ames Tribune‘s Travis Hines. Nixon has been on an official visit to Ames since Monday.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard led the Rams in scoring this past season while averaging 16.1 points per game. He also added 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 36 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range.

Nixon, who is a sit-one, play-one transfer, will be eligible for Iowa State’s 2019-2020 season and will add another high-level scoring threat to what will be a fairly experienced roster. Depending on how Lindell Wigginton’s future plays out, Nixon’s commitment puts Iowa State in a good position for the backcourt moving forward.

The commitment fills the Cyclones’ final scholarship for the 2018-19 season and leaves the program with three open scholarships for the 2019 recruiting cycle.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.