Prentiss Nixon undergoing surgery to repair bone spurs in ankle

Feb 4, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Colorado State Rams guard Prentiss Nixon (11) dribbles during a game against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Thomas & Mack Center. Colorado State won the game 69-49. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Transfer guard Prentiss Nixon will undergo surgery to repair bone spurs in his left ankle, according to a report by the Ames Tribune‘s Travis Hines. The sit-out transfer from Colorado State is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks while he recovers from the surgery.

Nixon averaged 16.1 points and shot 33 percent from 3-point range as a junior for the Rams last season. He will sit out the 2018-19 season before being eligible to suit up for the Cyclones in 2019-20.

The news of Nixon’s surgery adds to the list of Cyclones missing time this summer as Zion Griffin (arthroscopic knee surgery), Nick Weiler-Babb (internship) and Cameron Lard (enrolled in wellness center) are all expected to be away from on-court team activities for extended periods of time.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.