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March 25, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson entered last night's game with the 76ers at the Wachovia Center in a different role. After starring at Chester and St. Joseph's University, Nelson returned home as a full-fledged NBA starter. He has been given the ball to run the Magic's offense after the trade of Steve Francis on Feb. 22 to the New York Knicks. Nelson did not immediately join the starting lineup. He missed 20 games with a sprained right foot and didn't return until March 3. The following game, on March 4 in a 110-94 loss at Denver, Nelson was in the starting lineup for good.
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December 26, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Jameer Nelson, it was the only thing to do. The Orlando Magic guard changed the name of his local high school tournament to the Pete Nelson Classic in honor of his late father, Floyd "Pete" Nelson. The fourth annual event runs tomorrow and Friday at Widener University, and Saturday at Gwynedd-Mercy College. "This is obviously a very tough time for our family. But the people in Chester loved my father," said Nelson, a Chester High product who attended St. Joseph's University.
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December 4, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - It didn't seem like so long ago that Jameer Nelson was entering the NBA, fresh off a Saint Joseph's career that will live on forever through his records and the team's accomplishments. It was 10 seasons ago when Nelson was starting that final year on Hawk Hill. It was so long ago that he is now starting to reflect on everything that happened during that time when even fantasies seemed to come true. Seated in the lobby of the Georgetown Four Seasons yesterday afternoon, Nelson, who just recently started his 500th game for the Orlando Magic, chatted about how his NBA life has come full circle.
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October 6, 2011 | BY DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
IF YOU CHECKED out the NBA schedule, you might wonder how Jameer Nelson would be able to make the 10th Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration on Nov. 5. Unless the lockout ends soon, the 2004 National Player of the Year will be able to make the ceremony, instead of playing that night for Orlando in Washington. After a sensational career at Chester High, which he led to the AAAA state championship, Nelson, who holds the St. Joe's career marks for points (2,094), assists (713)
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August 10, 2006 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tucked behind an assistant coach's desk in a cramped office at St. Joseph's Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, Jawan Carter was talking recently about how his path to Hawk Hill was largely influenced by another 5-foot-11 point guard who was also raised on Chester's hard-scrabble streets, when a sweat-soaked, broad-shouldered figure walked in to take a blow from a pickup game. Carter lowered his head reverentially as Jameer Nelson aimed a friendly barb at him. "He's not full-blooded Chester," said Nelson, the unforgettable St. Joe's guard who was college basketball's player of the year in 2004 before moving on to the NBA's Orlando Magic.
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March 3, 1999 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jameer Nelson heard the voices of his Chester coaches echoing in his ears all summer. Shoot the ball. Shoot the ball. Nelson rarely tried to score as a sophomore, and Chester's coaches, led by head man Fred Pickett, let him know about it. So, Nelson spent the summer practicing jumpers. He still is unselfish, but Chester's junior point guard doesn't mind lofting a shot now and again. "Whatever the team needs," Nelson said. "That's what I'll do. " Nelson had one option with two seconds left in overtime in Chester's PIAA Class AAAA semifinal battle with Hatboro-Horsham last night.
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June 25, 2004 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From the pandemic poverty, to the drugs and prostitution, to the gap-toothed city blocks of blighted buildings and empty lots - there are plenty of reasons to despair in Chester. And then there is basketball star Jameer Nelson. The elusive point guard with the relentless work ethic has, for years, been a rare source of pride for this struggling community. It started in March 2000, when he led Chester High to the state championship. It continued in college. In April, after he carried St. Joseph's University to an undefeated regular season and was named college player of the year, Chester handed him the keys to the city.
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November 17, 2000 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's not true that coach Phil Martelli handed Jameer Nelson a basketball and the reins to his team the September day when the freshman point guard was on his way to his first class at St. Joseph's quaint Jesuit campus on City Avenue. Martelli didn't wait so long. He did that on the giddy day last year when Nelson informed Martelli he was taking his talents from Chester High to Hawk Hill. At last, or for the first time since the Rashid Bey era ended three seasons ago, the Hawks have someone who can give them symmetry where there often has been chaos.
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December 30, 2001 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dan Dickau doesn't seem to have a lot of patience for the approach to basketball taken by many players, and the splendid senior point guard for Gonzaga isn't reluctant to say so. Too selfish. Too showy. Too mouthy. Too many guys who seem oblivious to the four other players on the floor. "I think the ability to pass the ball is something that really gets overlooked," Dickau said. "I mean, you watch some teams struggle to even get the ball into the post, or out to the wing, or reverse the ball, or move the ball to different areas on the same possession.
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March 1, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Chester didn't need a last-second shot to get past Hatboro-Horsham in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball semifinals, as it did last year. Jameer Nelson made sure of that. The 6-foot-1 senior guard scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead a Chester rally en route to a 62-55 victory over the stubborn Hatters last night at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The No. 1-seeded Clippers, who are the defending district champions, will meet No. 2 Coatesville, a 66-60 winner over Pennsbury in last night's other semifinal, at 9 p.m. Friday at Villanova's Pavilion.
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June 30, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
A little more than a month ago, Sam Hinkie, having just learned the 76ers would pick third and 10th in the NBA draft, stood among the crowd in a Times Square television studio and spoke two sentences very dear to him. And, no, they weren't: "We're patient. This won't happen overnight. " The general manager was asked what needs the team might try to fill with those two picks - a reasonable question, although directed to Hinkie, a rather pointless one. He didn't even smile. "This time of year, a lot of information can be gained and a lot lost the more you say. You have to be careful people don't know what you're going to do," Hinkie said.
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March 19, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
'THERE WAS a stretch of time after Jameer that I didn't like myself," Phil Martelli was saying in his office late yesterday afternoon. An endorphin-absorbed Sunday that had spilled into a foodless evening and then a sleepless night had morphed the coach into the kind of truth-spilling interviewee that detectives only dream about. He was happy one moment, pensive the next, even a bit sad after that. He was exhausted mostly, but not in the way he has spent too much of the time between the time Jameer Nelson finished and now being exhausted.
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March 10, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ten years later, Delonte West, sporting a full beard, is in a little shop in Jinjiang, China, "just a place to get a quick cup of noodles. " It's the last place West expects to see a Chinese man flapping his arms, unmistakably mimicking the St. Joseph's Hawk. The man at the counter had recognized West as a basketball player. West figured that's because he played for the local team this season. Wrong. Or because West had played 10 years in the NBA, which is widely shown in China?
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February 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
DANNY GRANGER, we hardly knew you. In a move that surprised no one, the 76ers announced yesterday that they had bought out the remaining contract of Granger, acquired from the Indiana Pacers at last Thursday's trade deadline. Granger and Indiana's second-round pick in 2015, via Golden State, came here in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. Hampered by knee injuries and with an expiring contract after this season, Granger appears to have strongly suggested to the Sixers that not playing here was in his best interest.
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February 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
AS HIS 10th year in the NBA starts to wind down, Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is becoming somewhat reflective. He is closer to retirement than he is to the magical season he helped create as an All-America at Saint Joseph's a decade ago, when the Hawks started 27-0 and advanced to the East Regional final. "It's unbelievable how people still remember what we accomplished as a team at Saint Joe's and still support me, even though I'm not playing for the hometown," Nelson said before the Magic-Sixers game last night at the Wells Fargo Center.
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December 5, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers and the Orlando Magic have been squaring off since the latter joined the league in 1989. For the most part, those contests have ended with an Orlando victory. Tuesday night was different. The Sixers defeated the Magic, 126-125, in double overtime at the Wells Fargo Center. Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had a lot to do with the rare victory for the Sixers (7-12). The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder, who was playing with a sore right knee, finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to post his first career triple-double on the night he was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month.
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December 5, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams was named NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month on Tuesday. The 76ers point guard led all rookies in scoring (17.2 points per game), assists (7.3), steals (2.9) and minutes (36.2) in the 13 games played in October and November. Carter-Williams missed four games with a bruised arch in his left foot. He is the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson in April 1997. Carter-Williams was named the conference's player of the week for the first week of the season.
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December 4, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reality has set in for the 76ers since their 3-0 start, but coach Brett Brown says he won't try to change the team's style, only its execution. The Sixers will take a 6-12 record into Tuesday's game against the Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. Brown's team has lost four consecutive games and 10 of the last 12, including a 115-100 loss Sunday at Detroit. The biggest need for improvement is on defense. The Sixers entered Monday ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 103 points per game.
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December 4, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - It didn't seem like so long ago that Jameer Nelson was entering the NBA, fresh off a Saint Joseph's career that will live on forever through his records and the team's accomplishments. It was 10 seasons ago when Nelson was starting that final year on Hawk Hill. It was so long ago that he is now starting to reflect on everything that happened during that time when even fantasies seemed to come true. Seated in the lobby of the Georgetown Four Seasons yesterday afternoon, Nelson, who just recently started his 500th game for the Orlando Magic, chatted about how his NBA life has come full circle.
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July 31, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
FIVE MORNINGS a week, the 9-year NBA veteran arrives at Summit Sports Training Center in Villanova riding his high-end vehicle from home, a long iron from Merion Golf Club. The two soon-to-be college seniors drive across town from their campus in a less-than-high-end vehicle. The goal is the same. Get better. Jameer Nelson will start his 10th year with the Orlando Magic this fall. Tyreek Duren and Tyrone Garland will begin their final years at La Salle when the fall semester begins.
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