Louie Nelson

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Louie Nelson
Personal information
Born (1951-05-28) May 28, 1951 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Compton (Compton, California)
College Washington (1970–1973)
NBA draft 1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Capital Bullets
Position Guard
Number 15, 14, 21, 20, 11
Career history
1973–1974 Capital Bullets
19741976 New Orleans Jazz
1976–1977 San Antonio Spurs
1977 Kansas City Kings
1977–1978 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Louie Nelson (born May 28, 1951) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Nelson was drafted with the first pick in the second round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets. Before the 1974–75 NBA season, Nelson was taken by the New Orleans Jazz in the NBA Expansion Draft. After playing two seasons with the Jazz, the Jazz waived him. Nelson was signed by the San Antonio Spurs before the 1976–77 NBA season, but was waived after four games. In the 1977–78 NBA season, Nelson's final NBA season, he played for the Kansas City Kings and New Jersey Nets. In his NBA career, Nelson averaged 9.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.[1] Louie is now a math teacher in LA Jordan High School. He coaches the girls basketball team.


  1. ^ "Louie Nelson NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012.