Jameer Nelson is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He last played for the Detroit Pistons. In November 2020, he began serving as the assistant general manager for the NBA G-League Team the Delaware Blue Coats.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jameer Lamar Nelson Sr. was born on February 9, 1982, in Chester, Pennsylvania. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 86 kg. He is a point guard and shoots right-handed.

He is married to Imani Tillery and is the father of Jameer Jr. who plays basketball for The University of Delaware. In 2007, Nelson’s father went missing along the docks of the Delaware River. His body was later found and his death was ruled an accident.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.83 m / 86 kg
Born 9 Feb 1982
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 2017 - 2018
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 2018
Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2015 - 2017
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2014 - 2015
Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 2004 - 2014
Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 2014

High School and College Career

Nelson attended Chester High School in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. He later committed to play collegiate basketball for St. Joseph’s University from 2000 to 2004. In his senior year, he was named the 2004 National College Player of the Year. He also received All-American and All-Atlantic honors. When he retired, the St. Joseph’s Hawks also retired his jersey number.

Professional Career

He joined the NBA in 2004 when he was drafted in the first round as the 20th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. He was later traded to the Orlando Magic and he played for them from 2004 to 2014. In 2009, he was named an NBA All-Star. In his first year with the Magic, he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In 2014, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks but was later traded to the Boston Celtics and played the remainder of the 2014-2015 season with them. From 2015 to 2018, he played for the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Detroit Pistons. He retired in 2018 and 2020, he was hired as an assistant general manager for the NBA G-League team the Delaware Blue Coats.

Career Highlights

  • 2009 - NBA All-Star
  • 2005 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2004 - National college player ofthe year
  • 2004 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
  • 2004 - Atlantic 10 Player of theYear
  • 2002–2004 - First-team All-Atlantic10
  • 2001 - Second-team All-Atlantic 10

2003, 2004 - Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team

  • No. 14 retired by Saint Joseph’sHawks

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