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Jameer Nelson biography

Date of birth : 1982-02-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the Orlando Magic, NBA Draft

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Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He played college basketball at Saint Joseph's University and was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets but was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he has played for his entire professional career.

2009-10 :

Played in 65 games (64 starts) for Orlando, averaging 12.6 ppg., a team-high 5.4 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 28.6 minpg….Shot .381 (86-226) from three-point range and .845 (98-116) from the free throw line…Also appeared and started in all 14 playoff games, averaging 19.0 ppg., 4.8 apg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 34.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists a team-best 43 times…Scored in double figures 45 times and had 20+ points in five outings, including a season-high 30 points on Nov. 1 @ Toronto…Had four double-doubles…Dished out 10+ assists five times, including a season-best 11 assists on Feb. 26 @ New Orleans…Recorded at least one steal in 31 games and had two-or-more steals 15 times, including a season-high three steals on Nov. 16 vs. Charlotte and on Mar. 18 @ Miami…Pulled down his 1,000th career NBA rebound on Nov. 3 @ Detroit…Passed Tracy McGrady (1,533) for fifth on the Magic’s all-time assist list on Nov. 13 vs. New Jersey…Missed a total of 17 games due to injury…Missed 16 games (Nov. 18-Dec. 19, on Inactive List three times during that span) due to a torn meniscus in his left knee (underwent arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 18) and missed one game (Feb. 2) due to a hyperextended left knee…During the playoffs, scored a playoff-career-high 32 points twice, the last time on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte…Dished out a playoff-career-high nine assists twice, the last time on May 24 @ Boston…Pulled down a playoff-career-best nine rebounds on May 16 vs. Boston…Recorded a playoff-career-high four steals on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte.

COLLEGE:

Played and started in 125 career games for Saint Joseph’s University, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.7 apg., 4.6 rpg. and 2.05 stlpg….Consensus National Player of the Year as a senior (2003-04), earning the Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson and Chevrolet Player of the Year awards…Shared the NABC top player award with Connecticut’s Emeka Okafor…Also chosen Player of the Year by The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and FoxSports.com…Unanimous First Team All-America selection and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, after averaging 20.6 ppg., 5.3 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 2.97 stlpg. in 32 contests in 2003-04…Led Saint Joe’s to a perfect regular season (27-0), a top ranking in the national polls, the school’s first #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Elite Eight…Earned A-10 Player of the Week honors a record eight times and captured the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the top player in the country 6-feet and under…As a junior (2002-03), averaged 19.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.7 apg. and 2.20 stlpg. in 30 games with the Hawks…Scored career-high 39 points vs. Dayton in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the third-highest scoring performance in the tournament’s history and tied for sixth-best in school history…In his sophomore campaign (2001-02), led the A-10 and was 16th in the country with 6.3 apg….Also led the conference in free throw percentage and ranked second in scoring (14.4 ppg.)…As a freshman, led conference and was 12th nationally with 6.5 apg. and set a school single-season record with 213 assists…Had his jersey #14 retired by SJU on Apr. 23, 2004.

PERSONAL:

Majored in sociology while at Saint Joseph’s…Son of Linda Billings and the late Pete Nelson…Has a son, Jameer, Jr. (6) and two daughters, Jamia (3) and Jayden (1)...Participated in Magic’s Thanksgiving Day event at the Coalition for the Homeless…Annually holds Jameer Nelson Basketball Showcase for kids in his hometown… Served as a school crossing guard in the Central Florida community in 2005…Taped a PSA for the Orange County School Board’s campaign, “Education is Cool”…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Met with military personnel after a game as part of the Magic’s ‘Seats for Soldiers’ night…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game… Assisted former teammate Pat Garrity with his food/toiletry donations for needy families at a local community center…Fan of the Philadelphia Eagles…Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2004.

Career highlights and awards:

NBA All-Star (2009)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)
Naismith College Player of the Year (2004)
Oscar Robertson Trophy (2004)
John Wooden Award (2004)



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