The top point guard in the recruiting class of 2020 has decided where he will play his college basketball. Daishen Nix in an odd move made the announcement less than 24 hours after officially cutting his list down to five schools. The UCLA Bruins and new head coach Mick Cronin are the lucky winners in the race for the point guard.
Daishen Nix, the nation’s top point guard prospect, just verbally committed to UCLA, he tells @247Sports.
“[Mick Cronin] prioritized me from the start.”
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 20, 2019
The Bruins could be well on their way to a rebuild of their blue blood status with this 2020 addition. UCLA is also in the top five for 2020 five-star recruit Josh Christopher and with Nix jumping on board early it could help their chances. The number one ranked point guard also touts the 14th overall ranking in the class of 2020 according to composite rankings.
This is the first 2020 recruiting splash for the Bruins, but it sets the tone for a team that desperately needs to get back to its “blue blood ways”. The coaching carousel for UCLA was a long and hectic ride, but the hiring of Mick Cronin seems to be paying off sooner than many expected it to.
The 2020 point guard is a likely “one and done” but will infuse the Bruins with another likely lottery pick and one super exciting year of basketball in the PAC-12. Nix will need to finish his last year of high school and the Bruins have the 2019-2020 season to contend with, but there is plenty to look forward to now. This is an unexpected, but welcome recruiting win for the UCLA Bruins basketball program and their recently hired head coach Mick Cronin. The “Conference of Champions” is looking a lot more interesting now.