Monday, November 25, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. – Former University of South Carolina Aiken men’s basketball standout Re’mon Nelson has earned a roster spot with the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.
Nelson is the lone player on the team from a Division II institution.
“I am extremely happy for Re’mon and his family,” head coach Vince Alexander said. “To accomplish what he has at 5-9 speaks volumes about how big of a heart and how much determination he has. Re’mon is an outstanding student of the game and a tremendous athlete. We are looking forward to watching him in his professional career.”
Nelson earned All-America honors with the Pacers last year and guided the team to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
The 5-9 guard from Columbus, Ohio, was honored as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, PBC Tournament MVP and Southeast Regional Most Outstanding Player in addition to picking up first-team all-district accolades by the NABC. Nelson was also tabbed Daktronics all-Southeast Region and was the team MVP.
During his senior season, Nelson averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 assists per game. He canned 45 percent of his field goals, including 42.2 percent from downtown.
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