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Daishen Nix could visit UK soon and make a decision in September

Nix’s recruitment is about to speed up. Will UK keep up?

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The recruitment of Daishen Nix hasn’t quite taken off for UK, but things could be heating up very soon.

The five-star recruit out of Alaska is viewed as one of, if not the best true point guard prospect in the Class of 2020. And with John Calipari adding a five-star point guard in nearly every class he’s had at UK, it seemed like Nix was UK’s best bet at a floor general in 2020.

That may still be true, but Nix still does not have an offer from UK. Might one come if he visits Lexington?

According to Jack Pilgrim of KSR, Nix could be taking a visit to UK very soon.

Sources close to Nix tell KSR, however, that the five-star guard is still extremely interested in visiting Lexington in the coming weeks in hopes of earning a scholarship offer in person.

In fact, if the Kentucky coaching staff will have him, Nix would like to schedule an official visit to the school sooner rather than later.

“[Visiting Kentucky] is a point of emphasis, most definitely,” a source close to Nix said. “Coach Cal will be the one to decide the order of things. That’s up to Cal.”

Pilgrim adds that UK could jump into the lead for Nix with a scholarship offer, but time is running out.

Sources tell KSR that Nix is looking to make his decision in the coming weeks, with the latest likely being September, meaning this visit and offer would have to come together rather quickly.

One issue with UK getting in the mix for Nix is that they’re still recruiting Cade Cunningham, a talented wing who could end up playing point guard in college. But with his brother at Oklahoma State, Cunningham is widely expected to end up there, it’s hard to gauge how much of a shot the Wildcats think they have.

Another thing going against Nix is Calipari and his staff think they have a good shot at landing Jalen Green and Josh Christopher to pair with Brandon Boston at the 1-3 spots. Christopher is a shooting guard but would play at the point if Green and Boston take the 2/3 spots. So how confident Calipari feels about landing Green will affect his decision whether to offer Green.

Either way, Nix is a very talented player who’s worthy of a UK offer. Whether it works out to where he gets one remains to be seen.

Be sure to read Pilgrim’s full report for more insight into Nix’s recruitment and who might be his current leader.

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