Washington High School senior Jesse Nixon has signed to play with the Oklahoma Baptist University basketball team next season.
Nixon, a 5-11 point guard, averaged 18.6 points, 6.1 assists and five rebounds per game. He shot 82.2 percent from the free throw line and 41.8 percent from three-point range. He had a career-best 40 points in a playoff game this season.
"Jesse has a chance to have a great career at OBU," said Bison associate head coach Kyle Tolin. "He comes from a winning program under Coach Johnston in Washington. We are really excited about his future and believe he will be a great addition to OBU basketball."
A four-year starter, Nixon helped Coach Larry Johnston's WHS squad to consecutive Class 3A Semifinal appearances. He was named First-Team Little All-City and has been selected to play in the Oklahoma All-Star and OBCA All-Star Games.
"Jesse is a gym rat with a great work ethic and an unbelievable will to win," said Johnston. "He has been a cornerstone four our program the last four years at Washington. Jesse is the type of player that makes everybody around him better. One thing that drives Jesse is that he hates losing more than anything. He has been an outstanding role model for our younger players and students to model their games and academic careers after."
Nixon, the son of Danny and Beth Nixon, chose OBU because "it's a great school and its long history of good basketball."