(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – BYU coach Dave Rose announced today that forward Dalton Nixon will enroll at BYU in the fall and be available to play this coming season. Nixon signed a National Letter of Intent with BYU in November 2013.
“Dalton will be a great addition to our roster,” Rose said. “He had a great high school career and won a lot of games. He’s very skilled and has good size. We’re excited to have him.”
“I’m really excited to be on the team this coming season,” Nixon said. “I’m going to work hard this summer and plan to do whatever I can to help the team this year.”
Nixon was a three-time first-team all-state honoree at Orem High School playing for Golden Holt. As a senior he averaged career highs of 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds while leading the Tigers to an 18-9 record and a trip to the state championship game.
As a junior, Nixon led Orem to a 20-4 record while averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. His sophomore season, Nixon was the 4A Tournament MVP as Orem won the state title and posted a 24-1 record. He averaged 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds that season.
Nixon concluded his career as Orem’s all-time leading scorer with 1,367 points. He posted career averages of 14.0 points and 5.9 rebounds as a four-year letterman.