OREM, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - One of the top high school basketball prospects in the state has verbally committed to play for BYU starting in 2014.
Orem High star Dalton Nixon, who will be a junior this coming season, announced on Twitter, "I'VE COMMITTED TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT BYU!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! GO COUGARS!"
Nixon, a 6-foot-7 forward, led Orem to the 4A state basketball championship as a sophomore, and was named the ABC4 player of the year in 4A. Nixon averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game last season for the Tigers. He is a strong post player and can also light it up from the 3-point line.
Nixon was also being recruited by Utah, Utah State and San Francisco. Nixon's father, Kevin, played for BYU from 1992-1993.
With Lone Peak High stars Nick Emery, Erik Mika and T.J. Haws committed to play for BYU starting in 2013, this gives the Cougars an outstanding young core loaded with local talent.
Emery tweeted out, "Congrats to my guy @dnixon33 for committing to the right school... #BYU #nationalchamps?"