DeMarcus Nelson

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DeMarcus Nelson
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Nelson with Crvena zvezda in 2013
No. 20 – FC Bayern Munich
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 34)
Oakland, California
NationalityAmerican / Serbian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeDuke (2004–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009Golden State Warriors
2008Bakersfield Jam
2009Zagreb
2009Austin Toros
2009–2010Air Avellino
2010–2011Cholet Basket
2011Dontesk
2011–2012Cholet Basket
2012–2014Crvena zvezda
2014–2015Panathinaikos
2015Monaco
2015–2016Unicaja
2016–2019ASVEL Basket
2019–presentBayern Munich
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeMarcus De'Juan Nelson (born November 2, 1985) is an American-Serbian professional basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions. He also holds Serbian citizenship as of 2014.

College career[edit]

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.

College statistics[edit]

College Year[1] GP MIN SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% FT% 3P%
Duke 2004–05 33 19.2 0.8 0.3 4.5 0.8 6.2 .400 .532 .319
Duke 2005–06 24 21.5 0.8 0.1 3.4 1.2 7.1 .452 .649 .410
Duke 2006–07 33 31.9 1.3 0.5 5.4 2.0 14.1 .478 .593 .364
Duke 2007–08 34 30.9 1.6 0.3 5.8 2.9 14.5 .490 .601 .388

Professional career[edit]

Nelson was not drafted in the 2008 NBA draft, but he was signed by the Golden State Warriors on September 9, 2008. He became the first undrafted rookie to start on opening night in the history of the NBA.[2] 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.[3]

Nelson joined the Croatian Adriatic League club KK Zagreb in January 2009, but only played a single game.[4] In March 2009, Nelson returned to the NBA D-League as a member of the Austin Toros.

On April 9, 2009 Nelson signed with the Chicago Bulls.[5] On July 30, 2009 he was waived by the Bulls.[6]

On August 29, 2009, he was signed by Scandone Avellino of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A for the 2009–10 season.[7]

He played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[8]

On August 23, 2010, he was signed by Cholet Basket of France.[9] Cholet Basket is qualified for the Euroleague for the 2010–11 season.

In July 2011 he signed with BC Donetsk in Ukraine.[10] On November 15, 2011, he returned to Cholet Basket by signing a contract for the rest of the season.[11]

In September 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda Belgrade.[12] In June 2013 he re-signed with them for one more season, with an option for a second year.[13] He became the first foreign player to stay at the club for two seasons.

In November 2013, he was named EuroLeague MVP for Round 4.[14] In April 2014, along with his teammate Boban Marjanović, he was selected to the Ideal Team of the 2013–14 ABA League season.[15][16] He was also named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2014.[17]

On July 22, 2014, Panathinaikos announced the signing of Nelson, on a 1+1 year-deal.[18][19]

On September 25, 2015, he signed a one-month deal with the French team Monaco, with the role to replace injured Larry Drew II.[20] On December 23, 2015, he signed for the rest of the season with the Spanish team Unicaja, with the role to replace injured Stefan Marković.[21]

On October 15, 2016, Nelson signed with ASVEL Basket for the rest of the 2016-17 season.[22] On July 8, 2017, he re-signed with ASVEL for two more seasons.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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 .2 4.1

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Bakersfield Jam D-League 9 32.7 .569 .300 .576 4.8 4.0 2.2 .2 16.0
Austin Toros 11 41.4 .564 .450 .803 5.9 4.2 1.2 .5 23.0
KK Zagreb Adriatic League 1 13.0 .333 -- -- .0 .0 .0 1.0 2.0
2009–10 Air Avellino Lega A 28 25.8 .510 .220 .770 3.6 1.2 1.6 .4 9.0
2010–11 Cholet Basket Pro A 34 25.0 .509 .271 .744 3.5 2.4 .9 .4 10.8
2011–12 BC Donetsk SuperLeague 12 22.3 .532 .250 .796 4.4 2.5 1.6 .2 10.6
Cholet Basket Pro A 30 30.0 .516 .265 .804 3.8 3.6 1.3 .2 13.7
2012–13 KK Crvena zvezda Adriatic League 28 26.4 .533 .273 .637 3.8 3.5 1.0 .3 8.6
KLS 19 28.8 .524 .410 .635 4.2 3.8 1.8 .4 11.4
2013–14 Adriatic League 27 25.5 .604 .236 .712 3.2 3.3 1.5 .1 9.8
KLS 18 25.4 .500 .373 .732 3.6 4.0 1.6 .0 10.7
2014–15 Panathinaikos B.C. Greek A1 23 18.4 .505 .259 .527 3.4 2.0 .7 .0 6.5

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Cholet 10 7 25.6 .423 .313 .636 3.3 1.5 .5 .3 9.2 5.8
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 10 26.8 .479 .286 .737 4.0 3.2 1.1 .2 11.2 13.0
2014–15 Panathinaikos 18 0 17.8 .402 .130 .625 2.4 2.2 .6 .2 5.8 5.6
Career 38 17 22.2 .434 .239 .658 3.1 2.3 .7 .2 8.1 7.6

Personal life[edit]

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

He attained Serbian citizenship on July 24, 2014, late for a possible extension with Crvena zvezda.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson". September 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "Warriors sign three free agents". nba.com/warriors. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Warriors cut G Nelson, sign F Jermareo Davidson". USA Today. January 5, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  4. ^ Zagreb Lands DeMarcus Nelson.
  5. ^ "Bulls sign rookie guard DeMarcus Nelson". NBA.com. April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bulls waive Johnson III, Nelson". sports.espn.go.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  7. ^ Avellino announced DeMarcus Nelson
  8. ^ http://www.journaltimes.com/sports/article_454ce16e-825b-11df-ace1-001cc4c002e0.html Opinions varied on NBA draft selections
  9. ^ "CHOLET BASKET completes roster with Nelson". Euroleague.net. August 23, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  10. ^ BC Donetsk inks Kovalenko, Nelson
  11. ^ Carchia, Emiliano. "Cholet announces DeMarcus Nelson". Sportando. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  12. ^ "Red Star adds DeMarcus Nelson". Sportando. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  13. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson agreed on a contract extension with Red Star". Sportando.net. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Regular season Round 4 bwin MVP: DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade". Euroleague.net. November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  15. ^ "The ideal five of the 2013/14 season selected". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "ABA: 'Večiti' i Šarić u timu lige". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "2013-14 All-Eurocup First, Second teams named". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  18. ^ "Deal with De Marcus Nelson". paobc.gr. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  19. ^ "Panathinaikos lands DeMarcus Nelson". Euroleague.net. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  20. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson officially signs with AS Monaco". sportando.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  21. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson, nuevo fichaje del Unicaja". acb.com (in Spanish). December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  22. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson announced by ASVEL". Eurohoops.net. October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  23. ^ "DeMarcus NELSON prolonge l'aventure !". Asvelbasket.com (in French). July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  24. ^ "DeMarkus Nelson Srbin, ali kasno". b92.net (in Serbian). Službeni Glasnik. Retrieved July 30, 2014.

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