#50 - Ed Nixon
Position: Guard
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Previous School: Lakewood
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210

TIDBITS ON ED:
· Breakout junior year and solid offseason has him primed for a big final campaign in the Black & Gold
· Athletic guard that can drive to the hoop with ease or pull up and drain a jumper
· Makes up half of the duo that Coach Smart has dubbed the "Energy Brothers", joined by classmate Brandon Rozzell

Ed's Career Highs
Points:
19 at UNC Wilmington (2/3/10)
Rebounds:
7 vs. Boston (3/24/10)
Assists:
5, two times
last time at JMU (2/24/10)
Field Goals Made:
7 at UNC Wilmington (2/3/10)
Three-Point FG Made:
3, three times
last time at UNC Wilmington (2/3/10)
Free Throws Made:
6 at George Washington (3/16/10)
Free Throws Attempted:
7 at George Washington (3/16/10)
Steals:
4, three times
last time vs. Boston (3/24/10)
Blocked Shots:
2 vs. Drexel (1/8/09)
Minutes:
34 vs. Old Dominion (3/7/10)

WHILE AT VCU:
· After averaging 2.9 points over his first two seasons, Nixon exploded onto the scene in 2009-10, chipping in a career-high 8.1 points per game. He tallied more points, assists, rebounds, field-goals, three-pointers and steals than he did combined over his first two years at VCU.
· Known as one of the best perimeter defenders in the CAA, earning multiple All-CAA Defensive team votes in 2009-10
· Most notable defensive performance came against high-scoring guard Joe Dukes, who hit his first five shots against the Rams on Jan.
30th, then Nixon came in the game and Dukes finished 6-of-20.
· Has used each offseason to improve in every statistical category, improving dramatically between freshman and sophomore year and even more dramatically between sophomore and junior seasons
 · Set career-highs on three different occassions in 2009-10 with 17 points against Nevada (11/27), then 18 points at William & Mary (12/5) and finally 19 points at UNC Wilmington (1/2)
 · Most improved scoring stat for Nixon in 2009-10 was his three-point shooting, jumping from 29.4% in 2008-09 to 43.2% in 2009-10. His 41 three-pointers were more than triple the combined total of his first two years
 
PRIOR TO VCU:
· Nixon’s senior year at Lakewood was a memorable one, earning County Player of the Year honors along with First Team All-State accolades and a nomination for Florida’s Mr. Basketball.
· The box scores of Lakewood High School started and ended with Nixon, who led the team in scoring and rebounding for his final three seasons.
· Nixon was a near lock from the charity stripe, leading the county all four years.
· Nixon’s AAU squad, the Jacksonville Bulls, were synonymous with championships and captured the Florida State AAU championship in back-to-back seasons.
· During his senior year, he fell victim to current VCU teammate Joey Rodriguez and the Lake Howell H.S. squad in the Florida 5-A State Championship game.

GETTING TO KNOW ED:
· Son of Crystal and Spencer Nixon
· Majoring in Sociology
· Born on September 5, 1988
· Along with playing against current Utah Jazz and former Ram great Eric Maynor in practice for the past two years, Nixon also faced off against current Los Angeles Clipper and former Indiana great Eric Gordon in AAU tournaments.

BRADFORD BURGESS - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2007-08
31-8
10.1
22-60
.367
3-19
.158
9-12
.750
9-6-15
0.5
36-0
12
18
2
13
56-1.8
2008-09
33-4
18.4
43-117
.368
10-34
.294
35-52
.673
19-46-65
2.0
66-0
32
25
8
16
131-4.0
2009-10
 36-12 22.5
100-213
.469
41-95
.432
44-58
.759
30-60-90
2.5
83-1
63
51
8
36
285-7.4
Totals
100-24
17.3
165-390
.423
54-148
.365
88-122
.721
58-112-170
1.7
185-1
107
94
18
65
472-4.7


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