Good finisher in the lane through contact
Elite vision and passing ability
Creates well off the dribble
Unselfish and team-oriented
Can defend multiple positions
Great rebounder for position
Can be too unselfish at times, lacks awareness of his skill, or doesn't want to impose his will on the team
Can get cute around the rim and try to layup instead of dunking the ball
Struggled to defend smaller/quicker guards
Can get a little lazy at times
Needs to improve overall foot speed
Daishen Nix is an all-around point guard that makes his teammates better whenever he steps on the floor. He is an elite passer, he creates plays for teammates using his ball-handling abilities, which allows him to breakdown defenders and get into the paint. He has the potential to be a great two-way player being that he can guard any perimeter player. Nix isn't a vocal leader, more of a leader by example being that he is extremely laid back. Nix is a special talent, he will make any team he goes to better.
Tarkanian Classic - Las Vegas, NV - 12/18-19/2018
Daishen was the best guard at the Tark Classic; he has a great combination of size and skill. He is about 6'4-6'5 200 pounds, with elite PG tools, he shot it well from behind the 3pt line to keep defenders honest, which allows him to attack the basket and finish at the rim. He has great vision and passing ability coupled with an unselfish nature makes him an ideal elite PG. He is a good rebounder for his position, which will allow him to flirt with triple-doubles on a regular basis. He can be too unselfish at times, which can be a detriment to his team, seeing that he is the best player on the team. He also can get cute around the rim by trying to make hanging layups instead of using his physical dominance to overpower defenders at the rim.
USA Basketball - Minneapolis, MN - 4/5-7/2019
Smooth lead guard with great size. Plays with maturity and is an elite playmaker being a pass-first PG. A versatile defender can guard any perimeter position.
Nike Hoop Summit Closed Scrimmage - Portland, OR - 4/12/2019
Struggled to get into a rhythm as the coach shuffled them in and out like hockey lineups. He did have a few flashes while attacking the basket and finding open teammates and he knocked down a corner 3.
NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA - 6/11-14/2019
Elite passer on all levels. Can create for himself and teammates. Knocks down 3pt jumpers and finishes through contact. Can get dribble happy but has great vision and strength for his size.
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 7/26-28/2019
Had a slow start to the camp over the first couple of days but started to get into a rhythm and began making an impact with his passing and rebounding. He got after it on the defensive end, which is often but he's more than capable of doing.
2020 Ignite Scrimmage Stats:
9.5 PTS || 2 REB || 5.5 AST || 1.5 STL || 2.5 TOV || 42.1 FG% || 12.5 3P% || 66.6 FT%