|Nelson signs in Poland
Rookie post player Demetrius Nelson, the collegiate star ..
.. from the Citadel, has signed to play for ZKS Stal Stalowa Wola in Poland’s top division. Nelson, who averaged 16.4 points and 6.5 rebounds for the 20-12 Bulldogs, showcased before dozens of overseas professional teams at this July’s 11th Annual Court Side Pro Camp on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6’8, 250-pound power forward/center, was the catalyst for Citadel being the most improved NCAA Div. I team in the country, winning 14 more games in 2008-09 than they did in the 2007-08 season. In addition to All-Southern Conference honors, Demetrius was named to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-American team. He also was honored with Southern Conference Player of the Week and Player of the Month honors, respectively, this past season. He finished his storied college career as the #9 All-Time Leading Scorer in Citadel school history; he is the 10th leading career rebounder at the school. A hard-working, saavy insider player with a knack for getting great looks at the basket (he shot 60% from the field as a senior); Nelson also has the ability to face-up and shoot with range.