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Nixon To Visit Campuses

Nathan Nixon (number 54 in photo), a 6-9, 195 pound power forward/center from Bandera (TX) High School, said he plans to take some unofficial visits this month.
Nixon, who averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game as a junior, has already been to Rice and Texas Tech for Coach Wilson's and Coach Knight's basketball camps. He also was at the AAU junior nationals in Columbus, OH in early July.
"The schools cuurently on my list are UTEP, Texas Tech, Rice, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Hardin-Simmons (a Division III school in Abilene, Texas)," Nixon said. "Baylor and Utah State are no longer in the mix."
Nixon is a good student with a 3.4 GPA. He scored 900 on the SAT. "I plan to major in business management," he said. "My long range plans are to be certified by the PGA and manage a golf course."
Nixon said that his high school golf team has won the district championship in each of his three years. "I'm focusing on basketball," he added. "Golf is for the future."
Nixon can hit the outside shot and this season expects to take more shots from behind the arc. "I've been working on my inside scoring this summer;" he said. "On shots like the turnaround jumper near the hoop."