Nelson In Holding Pattern

Wanted: Division I school with minutes available at the point? Can Derrius Nelson find a home?

Indianola (Miss.) Gentry point guard Derrius Nelson wants to play. He wants to find a place to showcase his talents and the senior who is averaging 17.5 points, 5 boards and 7 assists is hungry to find that fit.

"I don't want to go to a place where I won't play," Nelson said. "I want to play and get better as an individual. Our team is a run and gun team. We trap the whole game so I like running and I'm trying to fit that style of play with whatever school recruits me."

So far this year that run-n-gun style hasn't produced a ton of wins for Nelson. "We're struggling a little bit, losing close games by a small margin. Hopefully we can make another run to the state championship."

Despite the record, Nelson has his share of attention. The 5-foot-11 point guard has offers from Central Florida, Loyola-Chicago and Jackson State.

"A lot of interest has come in. Houston has called and so has Oregon. Mississippi State has made a little contact. The newest schools have been Murray State and Western Kentucky."


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