C Derrick Nix rejoins No., 2 Michigan State
Michigan State center Derrick Nix has rejoined the team in a
mutual decision after he met with teammates and coaches.
Nix practiced with the second-ranked Spartans on Friday and
Saturday. He will be available to play Sunday against Tennessee
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said last week Nix wouldn’t be
with the team during the Maui Invitational. The Spartans missed his
presence inside in a semifinal loss to Connecticut.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Nix started 16 games as a freshman last
season, then lost almost 20 pounds in the offseason. He was
Michigan’s Mr. Basketball two years ago at Detroit Pershing High
Nix was sparingly used in the first two games of the season.