On April 28, it was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic that top prospect Daishen Nix has decommited from UCLA to join the NBA G League.
Nix is a five-star prospect out of Trinity International School in Las Vegas. He committed to the UCLA Bruins in August 2019. Passing up on offers from Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, and Maryland.
Now, it appears that the 18-year-old has backtracked. He will jump straight to the professional ranks and join the new G League select team. Alongside elite prospects Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd.
It is strongly believed that Nix will be a lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, and a top point guard selection.
The G League deal for Nix, as reported by Charania, is believed to be around the $300,000 mark.
It’s another huge coup for the G League. Who recently reshaped their professional pathway program, also known as the select contract, to appeal more to prospects. Mainly from a financial standpoint.
But also from a development standpoint, as professional coaching and veteran players will be part of the new Los Angeles-based select team.
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