Found January 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Michigan State's Derrick Nix nearly ate and drank himself out of college basketball. "It was close," Nix said. "I almost fell off the edge." He's a big guy with a big grin, and he can smile about it these days. But Nix, a 6-foot-9 junior center, weighed more than 320 pounds at one point during his MSU career. He took part during the off-season in what amounted to a daily "boot camp" workout, and he's a new man because of it. At a comparably slim 270 pounds, Nix is the Spartans' "Biggest Loser" and part of why they're winning big - 15 straight victories entering Saturday's game at Northwestern. "I'm feeling good," said Nix, who was the state of Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 2009 while leading Detroit Pershing High to the Class A state title. "Everything's falling into place for me. "It just comes with maturing as a person. When you mature as a person and you see stuff from a coach'...
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