RECRUITING: ISU makes the cut for CSU transfer Prentiss Nixon’s top-four, schedules visit

Jan 13, 2018; Laramie, WY, USA; Colorado State Rams guard Prentiss Nixon (11) brings the ball up court against the Wyoming Cowboys during the second half at Arena-Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State has made the cut for Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon’s top-four, according to a report by Rivals‘ Corey Evans. The sit-one, play-one transfer has also scheduled an official visit to Ames for April 22-24.

Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm will be in Ft. Collins on Monday to see Nixon for an in-home visit. The other three schools in the 6-foot-2 guard’s top-four are Loyola-Chicago, Illinois State and SMU.

Nixon averaged 16.1 points per game this past season for the Rams while shooting 35 percent from the field, 33 percent from behind the 3-point line and 84 percent from the free throw stripe. That followed up a sophomore season which saw the Bolingbrook, Illi. native average 13.2 points per game on 38 percent shooting.

Iowa State currently has one open scholarship for the 2018-19 season. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on hoops recruiting in the coming days.

Jared Stansbury


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