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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.

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