Nelson Opts To Stay Close To Home
Kevin Nelson, a 6-3 SG from Country Day in Birmingham, Mich., recently committed to Central Michigan. Last year, Nelson shot 53% from 3-point range and made a school-record 80 shots from behind the arc.
"Central Michigan is a program on the rise and they are pretty strong in their conference," Rex Nelson, Kevin's father, said. "He hasn't said it, but I think the chance to be a couple hours away from home was part of it. We went on an unofficial and Kevin went from not even wanting to visit to committing. They told him he was their No. 1 recruit."
Nelson received interest from Stanford, N.C. State, Florida State, Marquette, Davidson, Central Florida, North Carolina A&T, Eastern and Western Michigan, Akron and Ohio University. Just last week, he said that he might like to attend a college in the south, largely due to the fact that golf is his second passion. However, Central Michigan moved swiftly to lock him up. Nelson is the No. 12 ranked high school golfer in the state of Michigan.
"He has so much basketball ahead of him because he's been playing so much golf," Rex Nelson said.
Last week at the Big Time, Nelson was a key component in helping the Michigan Mustangs to a fifth-place finish. His perimeter skills prevented teams from doubling and triple teaming Paul Davis. The result was a huge tournament for Davis and a big-time shooting performance for Nelson.