Strong start

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Nel­son was by no means the star, or even a starter, as a se­nior at Po­cono Moun­tain West. His im­por­tance to the team, how­ever, was in­valu­able.

“Ev­ery team needs role play­ers in this day and age. There are not enough kids who are will­ing to embrace their role and be a star in their role, and he was,” Wil­liams said. “He was the first player off the bench, and he pro­vided us en­ergy. He pro­vided us with an­other big guard.”

His ver­sa­til­ity is what coaches loved about Nel­son.

“He could do a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing,” said Wil­liams. “He was able to shoot it, he was able to drive it, he could re­bound it, he played de­fense. Guys like him are al­ways the un­sung heroes on cham­pi­onship teams.”

Nel­son may have been fly­ing

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