Tony Nixon, who has spent the last four years at Northern Illinois University, has been added to the Loyola University men's basketball roster, head coach Porter Moser announced Thursday.
Nixon, a 6-foot-4 guard, will have one season of eligibility remaining and is able to compete during the 2013-14 season. The former Seton Academy (Chicago) star averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game over three-plus seasons with the Huskies.
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"Having played the last few years at Northern Illinois, he brings a tremendous amount of experience to our program," Moser said. "Unfortunately, a number of injuries have slowed his college career, but he comes in healthy, mature, enthusiastic, and is a high extremely high character individual. We are looking for Tony to bring a lot of leadership based upon his age and experience."
Nixon's best season at Northern Illinois came during the 2011-12 campaign when he pitched in 5.5 ppg and 2.9 rpg and scored in double figures on six occasions, including a season-best 14 points versus Eastern Michigan in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. He suffered a foot injury last season and appeared in only five games off the bench.