Kentucky has three strong point guards going into the 2019-2020 season: Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans, and Tyrese Maxey.
They are all going to play both on and off the ball, and they are all expected to have a strong season. How strong their season is may be the biggest factor in where Kentucky stands with the top point guard in the 2020 class, Daishen Nix.
Nix is the No. 15 overall player in the 2020 class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. His stock has risen steadily over the last year, and he continues to impress coaches across the country. While Nix has not officially announced a final list, he did tell Aaron Torres of KSR that he has narrowed down the schools he will take official visits to.
“I plan on visiting the four schools that were here tonight [UCLA, Alabama, Washington and Maryland],” Nix said Thursday at the Pangos Elite 80 event in Los Angeles. “Plus, Kentucky and maybe Kansas.”
Nix is expected to wait until the spring to make his college decision, likely indicating that he wants an idea of the returning rosters of those schools before deciding where to play. So if both Maxey and Hagan jump to the NBA, Kentucky may be in a good spot with Nix. If their of them returns, it may cast some doubt on their chances.
Nix also told Torres some things that will factor into his final decision. For starters, location does not seem to matter. That bodes well for Kentucky, which is a long way from Nix’s hometown of Las Vegas, NV.
Nix is also looking for a school that knows how to support and develop guards. Perhaps Nix’s official visit in Kentucky will include videos of John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and even Tyler Herro.
Check out some highlights from Nix below, and read more about his interview with Aaron Torres here.