The guv's office sent out a release today announcing that the 53-year-old Democrat will compete in the senior division of the basketball skills competition. That competition involves free throws and perimeter shooting.
"These Games showcase the skills of Missouri athletes and demostrate the benefits fo a physically active life," Nixon said in a statement. "The competitors display the spirit of Missouri by giving their all, and by remembering that these Games are all about sportsmanship and fun."
Earlier in his political career, Nixon was well know for playing basketball with state governmental officials. Former U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Columbia, noted a few years ago that he often poked fun at Nixon for his jump shot.