Five-star guard Daishen Nix verbally committed to UCLA men’s basketball Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported.
Nix was rated as the nation’s No. 1 point guard in the class of 2020 by 247Sports.
“Most of my family is around the West Coast, so if I leave to go to UCLA, it’s not that hard for them to fly over and drive over to see me,” Nix told 247Sports.
A high-major coach told CBS Sports that Nix’s passing ability reminded them of both Ball and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Jason Kidd.
Nix said on his call with 247Sports that Cronin told the guard he would be changing his offense to include more running and open space – something Nix said helped draw him to Westwood.
Cronin was able to sign just two five-star commits in his 13 years at Cincinnati, but Nix told 247Sports the coach was after him ever since he got on campus.
Nix participated on the 2019 USA Basketball training camp roster and played his high school ball at Las Vegas Trinity International School.