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Prospect Profile:
Jameer Nelson
Selected with No. 20 overall pick by Denver Nuggets; rights traded to Orlando Magic

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
NBA Draft 2004
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St. Joseph's
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 33 33 131 284 .461 109 133 .820 41 110 .373 133 213 55 2 412 12.5
2001-02 30 30 144 329 .438 93 122 .762 51 142 .359 144 188 40 1 432 14.4
2002-03 30 30 194 444 .437 139 180 .772 64 189 .339 154 142 66 6 591 19.7
2003-04 32 32 234 493 .475 118 149 .792 73 187 .390 150 170 95 0 659 20.6
Totals 125 125 703 1550 .454 459 584 .786 229 628 .365 581 713 256 9 2094 16.8

Career Highlights: Consensus National Player of the Year as a senior, earning The Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson and Chevrolet Player of the Year awards. Shared the NABC top player award with Connecticut’s Emeka Okafor. Chosen Player of the Year by The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and FoxSports.com. Unanimous Associated Press First Team All-America selection. Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. Winner of the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award, signifying top player in the country 6-feet and under. Finished as St. Joseph’s career leader in points (2,094), assists (713) and steals (256). Had his number retired by the school on April 23.

Senior (2003-04): Led St. Joe’s to a perfect regular season (27-0), a top ranking in the national polls for one week, the school’s first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a school-best 30-2 record. Led the team in scoring (20.6 ppg), assists (5.3 apg) and steals (2.9 spg). Also averaged 4.7 rebounds. Totaled 98 points in four NCAA Tournament games as the Hawks advanced to the Elite Eight. Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week a record eight times.

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.

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.

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.

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. Always knows where his teammates are on the floor.

Personal: Majoring in sociology. Son of Linda Billings and Pete Nelson. Has a two-year-old son, Jameer Jr.

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