2015 Q&A: Prentiss Nixon talks Michigan visit, workout


9928111[1]Prentiss Nixon is a talented guard in the class of 2015. He has just recently picked up a couple of offers, from Colorado State and Southern Methodist University. Nixon has been known primarily as a shooter, but he has been working on becoming a true point guard. The Bollingbrook, Ill. native was among the recruits visiting on Saturday for the Air Force game. We caught up with him to discuss his visit, his workout in front of Michigan earlier this week, and more.

What did you do on the visit?

We toured the facilities, went around campus. Then we came back, ate some barbecue and watched the football game.

What did you think of the gameday atmosphere?

It was amazing. The fan base, they support everything. It was really nice.

What did you talk to the coaches about?

We mostly talked about my recruitment and how I would fit in to the Michigan offense and how I’d play in their system.

Related: Watch Prentiss Nixon in Action

How do they see you fitting into what they do at Michigan?

As really a combo guard — I can play the one, I can play the two. Really, whatever they need me to do on the court to help my team win.

How did the visit go overall?

The visit was great.

Have you taken any other visits yet this fall?

No, but I’ll be taking a visit this weekend to Purdue and next weekend to Iowa.

You had a workout today — was Michigan there?

Yeah, Michigan was there. Lavall Jordan came.

How did the workout go?

It went really well. My shot was falling. I got to the bucket a couple times, and I showed that I can be a pointguard in the Big Ten.

What have you talked with coach Jordan about?

We talk about how I play, how he thinks I play. He wants to get me back on campus sometime soon.

How do you feel about the offers you’ve picked up from SMU and Colorado State?

It’s great that they’ve noticed me, but it’s just motivation to keep working harder.

What do you like about Michigan?

The fan base and the coaching staff. The coaching staff, they’re really laid back, they’re really chill guys who you can talk to about anything. And the fans, they’re always going to cheer you on.

Is there anything specifically you’re working on for this high school season?

Ball-handling. Being a real point guard and playing multiple positions.

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  • Thomas Beindit

    Great stuff. Would be awesome to see him used at the 2 spot with somebody like Derrick Walton as the point guard. However, I do think he can become a solid point guard, he does have plenty of time to get there.

  • James

    Read that as President Nixon first.

    • TKWolverine

      Good thing you were wrong, because President Nixon couldn’t go to his left at all. :)

  • section13row15

    Does anyone else notice the attitudes of some of the young men Beilein and staff is recruiting right now? Everyone Dylan interviews has an understanding of their limitations and truly wants to improve. I think that’s why beilein has hit home runs with some of the early commitments as they get older.