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Nix shuns UCLA…says NBA’s G League is the best way to go pro

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CASTING A UCLA COMMITMENT ASIDE IN A PERCEIVED QUICKER ROUTE TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL, HIGHLY-RECRUITED ANCHORAGE-RAISED 5-STAR GUARD DAISHEN NIX WILL TAKE HIS CONSIDERABLE TALENTS TO THE NBA’S G LEAGUE THIS COMING SEASON. NIX, WHO DISPLAYED THOSE TALENTS THIS PAST JANUARY IN THE ALASKA AIRLINES CLASSIC TOURNAMENT AT WEST HIGH WITH TRINITY PREP OF LAS VEGAS, WILL REPORTEDLY MAKE ABOUT 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS PLAYING IN THE G, THEN WILL HAVE HIS NAME GO INTO THE NBA DRAFT. NIX BECOMES THE THIRD HIGH SCHOOLER TO FORGO COLLEGE AND JOIN THE G LEAGUE SELECT TEAM, A MIX OF HIGH SCHOOLERS AND VETERANS WHO WILL NOT PLAY A FULL G LEAGUE SEASON, BUT HAVE GAMES AND TRAINING SESSIONS MIXED. NIX AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO VEGAS JUST AFTER HIS MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS TO, IN PART, PURSUE HIGH-LEVEL COMPETITION. HE BECAME A MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN, AND WAS RECRUITED BY MANY TOP DIVISION ONE SCHOOLS BEFORE CHOOSING UCLA LAST NOVEMBER.

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