Orem High grad decides to play for BYU in 2014-15 season

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Orem High's Dalton Nixon rebounds the basketball in a game against Lone Peak High School during the 2013-14 season. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Orem High’s Dalton Nixon rebounds the basketball in a game against Lone Peak High School during the 2013-14 season. Nixon will play basketball for BYU during the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

PROVO — BYU head coach Dave Rose announced Monday night that Orem High School graduate Dalton Nixon has decided to play for BYU basketball during the 2014-15 season.

“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.”

Nixon signed a letter of intent with BYU in November 2013, but initially planned to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending BYU.

“I’m really excited to be on the team this coming season,” Nixon said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team this year.”

The 6-foot-8-inch forward averaged career highs of 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds while leading the Tigers to an 18–9 record and second place finish in the 2014 4A State Championship.

Nixon finished his career at Orem High School as the all-time leading scorer with 1,367 points. He lettered four years as a Golden Holt and posted career averages of 14.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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