Daishen Nix, who was widely regarded as the top point guard in the country, was Tuesday the first player who gave an oral commitment to UCLA basketball coach Mick Cronin.
6 foot guard 5 from Las Vegas Trinity College International School can sign a binding letter in November. He was also thinking of Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland and Alabama, which he had listed as other competitors.
Cronin cannot comment on recruits until they sign letters of mind. Nix, which becomes Bruins' most popular recruits from Lonzo Ball, became a visit to UCLA over the weekend and met with the training team.
These Bruins are thin at point guard, with fresh man Tyger Campbell (knee) and sophomore David Singleton (leg) recovering from major injuries. UCLA will have at least two other scholarships for the 2020-21 season and Prince Ali and Alex Olesinski will be removing their eligibility after this season and an open spot on the current roster.