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Full Name: Jameer Nelson
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-0 (1.83 m)/ 190 (86.2 kg)
Birthdate: February 9, 1982 (Chester, Pa.)
High School: Chester HS (Chester, Pa.)
College: St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 41-for-110 (.373); 2001-02, 51-for-142 (.359); 2002-03, 64-for-189 (.339). Totals: 156-for-441 (.354).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a junior. Named First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference sophomore and junior seasons and Second Team as a freshman. Helped lead school to three straight Atlantic 10 regular season titles. Ranks second in school history with 543 assists, trailing only Rap Curry. Named Big 5 Outstanding Player of the Year by the Herb Good Basketball Club as a junior. Was a member of the 2001 Team USA squad that won the gold medal at the World Championship for Young Men in Saitama, Japan. Named National Freshman of the Year by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sportsline.

Junior (2002-03): Averaged 19.7 points (46th in nation), 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists (fourth in Atlanta 10). Single season point total of 591 was the fifth best in school history. Tallied career-high 39 points in the second round of the A-10 Tournament vs. Dayton, the third-highest single game scoring performance in A-10 Tournament history and tied for the sixth best in school history. Scored 34 points at Gonzaga. Recorded 33 points vs. Xavier, hitting a career-high six three-point shots. Tallied 25 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists at Temple. Dished out season-high 12 assists in the rematch. Posted 28 points and 12 rebounds at Massachusetts. Scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament first round loss to Auburn.

Sophomore (2001-02): Averaged 6.3 assists (first in A-10, 16th in nation). Also led conference in free throw percentage and ranking second in scoring. Posted a season-high 29 points vs. La Salle. Recorded a 22-point, eight-rebound, eight-assist performance vs. Xavier. Delivered a 17-point, 12-assist game vs. Temple and a 16-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Pennsylvania. Recorded 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists at Xavier.

Freshman (2000-01): Led conference in assists (6.5 apg), ranking 12th nationally, while setting a single season school record. Recorded season-highs in scoring and rebounding with 23 points and 11 boards vs. La Salle. Dished out season-high 12 assists at Xavier. Registered 14 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists vs. Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Strengths: Uses his quickness to find space to get off his shots. He is also a dependable decision-maker on the break and can take the ball to the basket. Has improved at drawing fouls and has always been a reliable free throw shooter.

Personal: Majoring in Sociology.