Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson was not just a star at the St. Joseph’s; he was the Atlantic 10 and National Player of the Year in 2003-04. 

The Orlando Magic took the Point Guard 20th overall that year, and he would spend the first ten years of his career there.  Nelson would not ascend to the top shelf of NBA Point Guards, but he was able to distribute the rock at a stable level, while routinely averaging over 15 Points per Game. 

Nelson, who was an All-Star with Orlando in 2009, would also play for Dallas, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, and Detroit.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: New Orleans Pelicans, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 20th Overall in 2004
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2009)

    Second Team All-Rookie (2005)

    First Team All-American (2004)

    National College Player of the Year (2004)

    Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2004)

    NBA Champion (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2008-09)

    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (2) (2012-13 & 2013-14)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 80. 3-Point Field Goals: 1,153
    89. Assists: 4,508: 4,508

Should Jameer Nelson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 14.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 71.4%
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