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DeMarcus Nelson
Position Guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
League Italian League
Team Air Avellino
Born November 2, 1985 (1985-11-02) (age 24)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
High school Vallejo High School
Vallejo, California
Sheldon High School
Sacramento, California
College Duke
Draft Undrafted, 2008
Pro career 2008–present
Former teams Bakersfield Jam (2008)
Golden State Warriors (2008–09)
Austin Toros (2009)
Chicago Bulls (2009)

DeMarcus De'Juan Nelson (born November 2, 1985 in Oakland, California)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Scandone Avellino in Italy. He can play at either the point guard or shooting guard positions. Nelson has played in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors.

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College career

Nelson played at the shooting guard position on the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team. He was also the lone captain of the team for the 2007–2008 season, which was his senior year.

Collegiate stats

Freshman

Games: 33, PPG: 6.2, RPG: 4.5, APG: 0.8, FG%: 40.0[1]

Sophomore

Games: 24, PPG: 7.1, RPG: 3.4, FG% 45.5[1]

Junior

Games: 26, PPG: 14.3, RPG: 5.4, APG: 2.0, FG%: 47.9[2]

Senior

Games: 34, PPG: 14.5, RPG: 5.76, APG: 2.9, FG%: 49.0[2]

Pro career

Nelson was not drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, but he was signed by the Golden State Warriors on September 9th, 2008. He became the first undrafted rookie to start on opening night in the history of the NBA.[3] On November 14, 2008, he and teammate Richard Hendrix were assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. He was recalled by the Warriors on December 16, 2008, but he was waived on January 6, 2009 to make room for Jermareo Davidson.[4] Nelson joined the Croatian Adriatic League club KK Zagreb in January of 2009, but only played a single game.[5] In March 2009, Nelson returned to the NBA D-League as a member of the Austin Toros. On April 9, 2009 Nelson was called up by the Chicago Bulls. He was waived on July 30, 2009.

On August 29th, 2009, he was signed by Scandone Avellino of Italy.[6]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Golden State 13 5 13.2 .444 .000 .357 1.8 1.0 .7 .2 4.1
Career 13 5 13.2 .444 .000 .357 1.8 1.0 .7 .1 4.1

Awards and accomplishments

  • 2004–05 ACC All-Freshman Team[1]
  • 2004 McDonalds All-American[7]
  • 2004 California Mr. Basketball[7]
  • California High School Scoring Leader (3,462 Points)[7]
  • 2007 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association All-ACC Honorable Mention[8]
  • 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year[9]
  • 2008 All-ACC First Team

Personal life

DeMarcus attended high school at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California and Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California. His Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior years were at Vallejo and his Senior year was at Sheldon.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "DeMarcus Nelson". GoDuke.com. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22727&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=152123&Q_SEASON=2006. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Demarcus Nelson". CNNSI.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/men/players/37881/. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Warriors sign three free agents". nba.com/warriors. http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/warriors_sign_dowell_kurz_nelson.html. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2009-01-05-1057424066_x.htm
  5. ^ Zagreb Lands DeMarcus Nelson.
  6. ^ Avellino announced DeMarcus Nelson
  7. ^ a b c "DeMarcus Nelson". http://www.dukeupdate.com/Alumni/demarcus_nelson.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  8. ^ "McRoberts, Nelson and Scheyer Receive All-ACC Recognition". GoDuke.com. 2007-03-05. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22724&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=814709. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  9. ^ Duke's DeMarcus Nelson Tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Year :: Senior is considered one of the league's best lockdown defenders.

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