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.
|Height / weight||1.83 m / 86 kg|
|Born||9 Feb 1982|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|New Orleans Pelicans||2017 - 2018|
|Denver Nuggets||2015 - 2017|
|Boston Celtics||2014 - 2015|
|Orlando Magic||2004 - 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.
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.
- 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