DeMarcus Nelson

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DeMarcus Nelson
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Nelson with Crvena zvezda in 2013
No. 20 – ASVEL Basket
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 31)
Oakland, California
Nationality American / Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Vallejo (Vallejo, California)
Sheldon (Sacramento, California)
College Duke (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Golden State Warriors
2008 Bakersfield Jam
2009 KK Zagreb
2009 Austin Toros
2009–2010 Air Avellino
2010–2011 Cholet Basket
2011 BC Donetsk
2011–2012 Cholet Basket
2012–2014 Crvena zvezda
2014–2015 Panathinaikos
2015 Monaco
2015–2016 Unicaja
2016–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeMarcus De'Juan Nelson (born November 2, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. 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 for 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]

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.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson". 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Warriors sign three free agents". nba.com/warriors. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Warriors cut G Nelson, sign F Jermareo Davidson". USA Today. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  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 11 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Red Star adds DeMarcus Nelson". Sportando. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson agreed on a contract extension with Red Star". Sportando.net. Retrieved 24 September 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. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "ABA: 'Večiti' i Šarić u timu lige". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 April 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 22 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Panathinaikos lands DeMarcus Nelson". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "DeMarcus Nelson officially signs with AS Monaco". sportando.com. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 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. ^ "DeMarkus Nelson Srbin, ali kasno". b92.net (in Serbian). Službeni Glasnik. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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