The latest offer from Duquesne and Keith Dambrot goes to a young player out on the West Coast.
Evan Nelson (6-1, 160) is a junior point guard from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona. Over the weekend, he found out from the Dukes staff that he had an offer to play at Duquesne.
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Duquesne is the ninth offer for Nelson but his first offer from a power conference and his first one on the East Coast.
“Anytime you get an offer, it’s a great feeling, there’s nothing like it,” said Nelson. “Excitement and really a lot of joy because as hard as I worked to know that it’s paying off and getting recognized with receiving offers, it’s definitely a good feeling. I know Duquesne is in the city of Pittsburgh. I’ve actually been to Pittsburgh before as I went with a friend to a Steeler game. I’ve never visited the campus before but I look forward to hopefully getting out there soon.”
“Coach Thomas one of Duquesne’s assistants called me and offered. He said as a point guard, he really liked what he saw from me. He liked how hard I play defensively, how I leave everything out on the court and he said he liked the flair I had to my game.”
For more description of his game and skillset, I asked Nelson to describe the strengths of his game.
“My strengths, I definitely believe that it’s my scoring. I believe I can still get better at consistency in my shooting. I believe another strength is facilitating the game and controlling the tempo. Defensively, I believe I’m pretty strong. On the court, I just try to work to make everyone better and that’s what I take pride in,” said Nelson.
Nelson tells PSN that aside from Duquesne, some of his other offers include UC Santa-Barbara, UC Irvine, Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Rice and Portland State.