Elton Nesbitt

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Elton Nesbitt
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1980-03-26) March 26, 1980 (age 34)
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Deerfield Beach
(Deerfield Beach, Florida)
College Compton College (2002–2003)
Georgia Southern (2003–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2007 Dodge City Legend
2007–2008 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2008–2009 Belfius Mons-Hainaut
2009–2010 Kryvbasbasket
Career highlights and awards

Elton Nesbitt (born March 26, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. He is best known for his college career at Georgia Southern University.

High school and junior college career[edit]

Nesbitt, a 5'9" point guard, led Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, Florida to a 34-1 record and a 6A state championship as a senior. However, as an academic non-qualifier he was not recruited to play college basketball and instead worked a series of retail jobs until Georgia Southern coach Jeff Price helped him enroll at Compton College. Nesbitt excelled in his year in junior college, averaging 26.6 points and 3.4 assists per game.[1]

College career[edit]

In 2003, Nesbitt moved to Georgia Southern, where as a sophomore in 2003–04 he averaged 15.7 points and helped the team to a 21-8 record.[1] As a junior, he became one of the top scorers in the Southern Conference (SoCon). He averaged 20.2 points per game. At the close of the season, Nesbitt was named first team All-Conference.[2]

As a junior, Nesbitt again raised his level of play. He led the SoCon in scoring at 21.7 points per game, including a 43-point game against Chattanooga.[1] Nesbitt's scoring prowess helped the Eagles to the 2006 National Invitation Tournament, the school's first postseason appearance in 14 seasons.[3] At the close of the regular season, Nesbitt was named Southern Conference Player of the Year by both the league's media and coaches.[4] He was also named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[5]

Professional career[edit]

After the close of his college career, Nesbitt was not selected in the 2006 NBA draft. He instead signed on to play with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played two seasons for the Skyforce, averaging 12.1 points and 3.1 assists per game for his D-League career.[6] He then moved to Belgium, where he scored 11.8 points per game for Belfius Mons-Hainaut of the Ethias League. Nesbitt last played for Kryvbasbasket in Ukraine.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nesbitt's future brighter because of basketball". SavannahNow.com. February 22, 2005. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Warren McLendon Named to 2005 Southern Conference All-Freshman Squad". CSTV.com. February 28, 2005. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NIT Roundup: Charlotte 77, Georgia Southern 61". The Tuscaloosa News. March 15, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Southern's Nesbitt named SoCon player of the year". wistv.com. March 1, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "GSU's Elton Nesbitt Tabbed AP All-American Honorable Mention". Southern Conference. October 29, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Elton Nesbitt D-League profile". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Elton Nesbitt profile". Basketball League Belgium. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 

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