BYU Basketball Profile: Dalton Nixon (Class of 2014)

Dalton Nixon is a 6’7” 215 lb. small forward for the BYU basketball team (Class of 2014dalton-nixon) . He played the 2014-15 season and is currently serving an LDS mission in Boston, MA. As a freshman he played in 27 games (with 2 starts) and posted season highs of 10 points (Southern Virginia), 4 rebounds (4 times), 4 assists (San Francisco), 2 blocks (Santa Clara), and 1 steal (4 times).

BYU Game Stats 

2014-15 27 9.7 .426 .167 1.000 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 2.1
Total 27 9.7 .426 .167 1.000 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 2.1

nixon_dalton_oremHe prepped at Orem High School where he was a four-year letterman and finished his career as the all-time leading scorer with 1367 points. He was also a tree-time first-team all-state honoree and as a senior averaged 20.2 ponits, 8.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He was part of the Tigers first state championship in school history in 2012.

A consensus three-star recruit, he was rated 42nd in his position, 26 regional, and 3rd in state with a grade of 75 by ESPN. He was recruited by Arizona State, BYU, Creighton, Hawaii, San Diego, San Francisco, UC-Santa Barbara, Utah, Utah State, and Weber State. He joined a recruiting class of Payton Dastrup, Ryan Andrus, TJ Haws, and Jake Toolson which ranked no. 28 nationally according to (following the 17th ranked 2013 class). Originally he planned on serving an LDS mission straight from High School but was able to postpone his mission service until after his freshman season. He played the 2014-15 season as a non-scholarship player.

Recruitment Profile:

Hometown: Orem, Utah High School Orem HS
Last Team: Orem HS AAU Team: Utah Prospects
Position: Forward HT/WT: 6’7”, 215 lbs.
Profiles: BYU, Deseret News Social Media Twitter (@dnixon33)
[usrlist Rivals:3 Scout:3 ESPN:3 avg=”true”] Offers: BYU, San Francisco, Utah, Utah State

High School Game Stats

2010-11 22 4.1
2011-12 25 5.5 0.8 0.9 12.5
2012-13 24 8.2 1.7 1.3 17.5
2013-14 27 8.9 1.7 1.1 20.2
Total 98 5.9 1.1 0.8 14.0



About Tyler Christensen 784 Articles
Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, and ultra-marathon runner. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and After the Run. When he's not writing or speaking, he's spending time at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.