Posted On: 08/29/15 2:15 AM

Coming off the heels of an excellent overall performance at the Vantage Hoops Summer Finale, Jayden Nixon is emerging as one of Virginia's biggest stock boosters. In the past week, the 6'4 swingman has received phone calls from Belmont, American, and West Point. He is taking an unofficial visit to American this weekend.

"I loved the coaches. They were really nice to me, and I think all the schools are pretty good academically and athletically. So, it's really great for me," said Nixon.

Schools are obviously enamored with Nixon's ability on the court, but what sets him apart are his intangibles. He is able to balance playing extremely hard, while thoroughly enjoying playing the game each time he hits the court.

"Belmont said they liked how I was smiling and laughing at the games," he began. "Because the purpose of the game is to have fun. If you're not having fun, it's not really seeming fun to the fans. Their coach said it always looks good to see the player enjoy the game."

In his first year at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Nixon racked up a number of

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