DeMarcus De'Juan Nelson (born November 2, 1985) is an American-Serbian professional basketball player for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. Standing at 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions. He also holds Serbian citizenship as of 2014.
Nelson with Crvena zvezda in 2013
|No. 20 – ASVEL Basket|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||LNB Pro A|
|Born||November 2, 1985|
|Nationality||American / Serbian|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Vallejo (Vallejo, California)|
Sheldon (Sacramento, California)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Nelson was not drafted in the 2008 NBA draft, but he was signed by the Golden State Warriors on September 9, 2008. He became the first undrafted rookie to start on opening night in the history of the NBA. On November 14, 2008, he and teammate Richard Hendrix were assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. He was recalled by the Warriors on December 16, 2008, but he was waived on January 6, 2009 to make room for Jermareo Davidson.
In September 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda Belgrade. In June 2013 he re-signed with them for one more season, with an option for a second year. He became the first foreign player to stay at the club for two seasons.
In November 2013, he was named EuroLeague MVP for Round 4. In April 2014, along with his teammate Boban Marjanović, he was selected to the Ideal Team of the 2013–14 ABA League season. He was also named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2014.
On September 25, 2015, he signed a one-month deal with the French team Monaco, with the role to replace injured Larry Drew II. On December 23, 2015, he signed for the rest of the season with the Spanish team Unicaja, with the role to replace injured Stefan Marković.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|KK Zagreb||Adriatic League||1||13.0||.333||--||--||.0||.0||.0||1.0||2.0|
|2009–10||Air Avellino||Lega A||28||25.8||.510||.220||.770||3.6||1.2||1.6||.4||9.0|
|2010–11||Cholet Basket||Pro A||34||25.0||.509||.271||.744||3.5||2.4||.9||.4||10.8|
|Cholet Basket||Pro A||30||30.0||.516||.265||.804||3.8||3.6||1.3||.2||13.7|
|2012–13||KK Crvena zvezda||Adriatic League||28||26.4||.533||.273||.637||3.8||3.5||1.0||.3||8.6|
|2014–15||Panathinaikos B.C.||Greek A1||23||18.4||.505||.259||.527||3.4||2.0||.7||.0||6.5|
DeMarcus attended high school at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California and Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California. His Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years were at Vallejo and his Senior year was at Sheldon.
- "DeMarcus Nelson". September 11, 2012.
- "Warriors sign three free agents". nba.com/warriors. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
- "Warriors cut G Nelson, sign F Jermareo Davidson". USA Today. January 5, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- Zagreb Lands DeMarcus Nelson.
- "Bulls sign rookie guard DeMarcus Nelson". NBA.com. April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "Bulls waive Johnson III, Nelson". sports.espn.go.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- Avellino announced DeMarcus Nelson
- http://www.journaltimes.com/sports/article_454ce16e-825b-11df-ace1-001cc4c002e0.html Opinions varied on NBA draft selections
- "CHOLET BASKET completes roster with Nelson". Euroleague.net. August 23, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- BC Donetsk inks Kovalenko, Nelson
- Carchia, Emiliano. "Cholet announces DeMarcus Nelson". Sportando. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
- "Red Star adds DeMarcus Nelson". Sportando. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
- "DeMarcus Nelson agreed on a contract extension with Red Star". Sportando.net. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
- "Regular season Round 4 bwin MVP: DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade". Euroleague.net. November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "The ideal five of the 2013/14 season selected". abaliga.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "ABA: 'Večiti' i Šarić u timu lige". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "2013-14 All-Eurocup First, Second teams named". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
- "Deal with De Marcus Nelson". paobc.gr. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
- "Panathinaikos lands DeMarcus Nelson". Euroleague.net. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
- "DeMarcus Nelson officially signs with AS Monaco". sportando.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "DeMarcus Nelson, nuevo fichaje del Unicaja". acb.com (in Spanish). December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- "DeMarcus Nelson announced by ASVEL". Eurohoops.net. October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
- "DeMarcus NELSON prolonge l'aventure !". Asvelbasket.com (in French). July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
- "DeMarkus Nelson Srbin, ali kasno". b92.net (in Serbian). Službeni Glasnik. Retrieved July 30, 2014.