Former Vol basketball player Dyron Nix dead at 46Posted by Inside Hoops
Here is WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee reporting on a known player passing away:
Former Tennessee basketball player Dyron Nix has passed away in Atlanta at the age of 46.
Former Vol and Nix teammate Clarence Swearengen confirmed the death through a member of the Nix family.
Swearengen said Nix had gone to an Atlanta hospital complaining of breathing difficulty and died a short time later.
Nix was a standout player on the Tennessee basketball team from 1985-89. He became a fan favorite for his athletic style of play– and was drafted by the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.