Cholet Basket completes roster with Nelson

Aug 24, 2010 by Print
DeMarcus Nelson (Photo: champion Cholet Basket completed its roster for the coming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with the signing of swingman DeMarcus Nelson, who arrives from Italian side Air Avellino. Nelson (193, 25) averaged 9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for Avellino last season, his first full campaign in Europe. Nelson made a name for himself playing college basketball at the famed Duke University, where he was team captain for his senior year. He was also named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-ACC First Team after the 2007-08 season. The next year Nelson played for Golden State in the NBA, averaging 4.1 points in 13 appearances, and for Austin and Bakersfield in the NBDL, where he posted 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 20 games. He also played briefly in Croatia for KK Zagreb that season.