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DeMarcus De'Juan Nelson (born November 2, 1985 in Oakland, Californiamarker) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Scandone Avellino in Italy. He can play at either the point guard or shooting guard positions. Nelson has played in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors.

College career

Nelson played at the shooting guard position on the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team. He was also the lone captain of the team for the 2007–2008 season, which was his senior year.

Collegiate stats


Games: 33, PPG: 6.2, RPG: 4.5, APG: 0.8, FG%: 40.0


Games: 24, PPG: 7.1, RPG: 3.4, FG% 45.5


Games: 26, PPG: 14.3, RPG: 5.4, APG: 2.0, FG%: 47.9


Games: 34, PPG: 14.5, RPG: 5.76, APG: 2.9, FG%: 49.0

Pro career

Nelson was not drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, but he was signed by the Golden State Warriors on September 9th, 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. Nelson joined the Croatian Adriatic League club KK Zagreb in January of 2009, but only played a single game. In March 2009, Nelson returned to the NBA D-League as a member of the Austin Toros. On April 9, 2009 Nelson was called up by the Chicago Bulls. He was waived on July 30, 2009.

On August 29th, 2009, he was signed by Scandone Avellino of Italy.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Golden State
13 5 13.2 .444 .000 .357 1.8 1.0 .7 .2 4.1
13 5 13.2 .444 .000 .357 1.8 1.0 .7 .1 4.1

Awards and accomplishments

  • 2004–05 ACC All-Freshman Team
  • 2004 McDonalds All-American
  • 2004 California Mr. Basketball
  • California High School Scoring Leader (3,462 Points)
  • 2007 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association All-ACC Honorable Mention
  • 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2008 All-ACC First Team


  2. Zagreb Lands DeMarcus Nelson.
  3. Avellino announced DeMarcus Nelson
  4. Duke's DeMarcus Nelson Tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Year :: Senior is considered one of the league's best lockdown defenders.

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