Nelson Not Slowed In Tournament Finals

Future Blue Devil DeMarcus Nelson continued his solid play over the weekend, leading the Sheldon High School Huskies to their first Jack Scott Basketball Tournament title.

In the semifinal round Nelson shut down Center High's top offensive threat to just three points, while filling up the stat sheet with 32 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and six steals as Sheldon rolled into the finals with an easy 20 point victory.

In the finals it was more of the same as Nelson continued to assert himself on the defensive end against Foothill High School, the defending state champions, as Sheldon easily took home the title, 72-52. In this contest, Nelson finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, six steals, and six blocks to wrap up the tournament with MVP honors.

The highlite of the night was actually a number of plays which saw the 6-foot-4 Nelson soar in from the weak side to pin the taller Foothill High post players' shots to the basket or swat them into the seats.

After the game Nelson shyed away from the praise, deflecting it to his teammates. "We're a good team right now," said the future Blue Devil. "But the most important thing is for us to get better."

A few spectators were most impressed including the three NBA teams who were represented in the stands with a number scouts.

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