Iowa State lands Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon

Colorado State guard Prentiss Nixon brings the ball up court against Wyoming during the second half at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo., on Jan. 13, 2018. Nixon is transferring to Iowa State. (Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports)

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team bolstered its future with a commitment from sit-out transfer Prentiss Nixon.

Nixon is a transfer from Colorado State, where former Iowa State head coach Larry Eustachy recently resigned in February.

The 6-foot-2 Nixon averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and two assists last season for the Rams.

“We are excited about the addition of Prentiss to our program,” Iowa State Coach Steve Prohm said in a statement. “With the loss of three players on the perimeter, adding him to our roster gives us more experience. One thing that stuck out about Prentiss was the intangibles he brought to the table with his toughness and his character.”

Nixon will only have one season to play when he becomes eligible for the 2019-20 season.

“I love the coaching staff and their energy,” Nixon said in the statement. “They have great young guys coming in and a great team returning. I can’t wait to be a part of something special happening in Ames.”

Nick Weiler-Babb will be a senior next season and rising sophomore Lindell Wigginton is already testing the NBA waters, so the addition of Nixon appears to keep Iowa State’s guard depth strong.

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