Nicolas Claxton, born on April 17, 1999) is located in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. He is 2.13 meters tall and weighs 98 kilograms. He is a power forward.
Location: C (No. 33)
Height: 2.11 meters / 6 feet 11
Weight: 98 kg/215 lbs
Team: Brooklyn Nets
School: University of Georgia
Draft: No. 1 pick in the second round of 2019
Salary this season: $1.52 million
Clarkston High School attends a traditional charter school in Greenville, South Carolina. In his senior season, he averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game, becoming just the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.
Nicholas is an efficient finisher at the basket. He has certain jump shooting ability and offensive ability with the ball, but neither is very stable. On the offensive end, he has a good overall view. When he is double-teamed, he plays the ball quickly and never drags his feet. Nicholas is full of aggressiveness on the defensive end, and his length, wingspan and agility allow him to have considerable blocking and stealing ability.
On June 20, 2019, Clarkston was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 31st pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft. On July 7, 2019, the Nets announced the signing of Clarkston.