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Jayden Nixon

Guard
Position
6'3''
Height
187 lbs.
Weight
Junior
Class
Charlottesville, Va.
Hometown
Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.)
High School

2019-20
• Played five games
• Averaged 0.4 points and 0.4 rebounds
• Scored two points vs. JMU (11/10/19)
• Played career-high 10 minutes against Maine (11/27/19)
• Saw action vs. JMU (11/10/19), Columbia (11/16/19), Maine (11/27/19), Purdue (12/4/19) and Virginia Tech (1/4/20)
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2018-19
• Appeared in 14 contests
• Made collegiate debut with one point vs. Towson (11/6/18)
• Scored two points in seven minutes vs. Coppin State (11/16/18)
• Registered two points, one rebound and one blocked shot in win at Syracuse (3/4/19)
• Made NCAA Tournament debut vs. Gardner-Webb (3/22/19)
• Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
* Lettered

HIGH SCHOOL
• Played the 2017-18 season for head coach Drew Dawson at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn.
• Averaged 17 points, five rebounds and three assists as Choate posted a 22-5 record
• Named to the Class A All-NEPSAC first team
• Named team MVP in basketball and track and field at Choate in 2017-18
• Participated in track and field at Choate and was 200 meter New England champion
• Earned Coaches Award for Excellence in track and field at Choate in 2017-18
• Two-time basketball letterwinner from 2015-17 under head coach Brian Kent at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va.
• Averaged 18.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists en route to All-Prep League first-team honors in 2016-17
• Averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a sophomore in 2015-16

PERSONAL
• Jayden Isaiah Nixon
• Son of Shay and Anita Nixon
• Has one sister, Arianna
• Earned the A. Kyle Brown Award in 2016-17
• Recipient of the Judge H. Purcell Scholarship Award in 2014-15
• Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in 2016-17 and Wesleyan Basketball Camp in 2017-18
• Enjoys music, art, drawing, painting, ceramics, and African American culture and literature
• Chose Virginia because of the amazing opportunities it provides academically and athletically
• Plans to intern at a local hospital and looks forward to practicing with the best team in the world
• Career interests include: medicine, hospital administration and political activism
• Undeclared major