Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Saint Joseph's University and was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets but was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he has played for his entire professional career. He currently is the team's captain. Nelson attended Chester High School in Chester, Pennsylvania and was a letterman in basketball. In 2000, he helped lead his team to the PIAA AAAA State Championship. Nelson began his play at Saint Joseph's University in the - NCAA season. He had a breakout freshman season in which he was named unanimous National Freshman of the Year. During his junior season in -, he averaged 19.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. He declared for the NBA Draft in 2003, but remained for his senior season because he wanted to improve his draft status.
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