One-time UCLA commit Daishen Nix has joined the exodus from the NCAA to the G League.
The five-star high school recruit has rescinded his commitment to the Bruins and signed with the NBA’s developmental league instead, G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced. The Nix news follows the G League commitments of top prep prospects Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd.
Nix is considered one of the top point guard prospects in the 2021 NBA draft class. He originally committed to UCLA in August 2019, before his senior year at Trinity International in Las Vegas.
Nix, Green and Todd are all listed among the top 30 prospects in their class by Rivals.com. All three will play for the G League’s newly formed Select Team, a roster unaffiliated with any NBA team that will also feature veterans in an effort to prepare top prospects for the rigors of the NBA. The team will focus on basketball and life skills training in addition to its G League schedule.
The NBA is considering the use of the Mamba Sports Academy — founded by the late Kobe Bryant — as the training facility, and veteran coaches Sam Mitchell, David Fizdale and Brian Shaw as coaches for the Select Team, according to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes.
Green will reportedly earn $500,000 for the 2020-21 season. Both Todd and Nix are also expected to command significant six-figure salaries in addition to full collegiate scholarship opportunities under the NBA’s developmental program.
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