Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
Country: USA (Anchorage, AK)
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 48
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Very good rebounder
Fairly adept at getting steals
Has good strength for a player his size
Needs to improve his shooting
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
Struggles to create his own shot
Unselfish to a fault
Can tend to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Struggles to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Daishen Nix is a smart, skilled playmaker that can comfortably play either backcourt position. He is a sound facilitator that can reliably run the point, and he has good court vision that allows him to rack up assists. He is a tough, physical player also can score in the post, and he also can score on aggressive drives to the basket.
On the other hand, he will need to improve his outside shot, as that can help open up the floor and allow for even more driving lanes for him. He also will need to improve his focus on the defensive end. Still, Nix’s ability to make plays with the ball in his hands and run the point could enable him to be selected by an NBA team in the second round in the 2021 draft.
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements
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2/26/21 G-League Ignite vs. Salt Lake City
2/27/21 G-League Ignite vs. Canton
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