Nelson, signed to play basketball at NM State in the summer of 2012. She completed her senior season at West Aurora High School as the program's all-time three-point shot leader. She also broke the single-season three-point baskets made mark at the school after sinking 60 long-range shots in 2012. The guard averaged 12.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Blackhawks last season.
A two-time All-DuPage Valley Conference selection in her final two years, Nelson earned team Most Valuable Player Honors in 2012 after leading the Blackhawks to a third-place conference finish this spring. Nelson ended her career with 785 career points under the direction of head coach Connie Siljendahl.
Nelson was also a two-time all-tournament selection at the Wheaton North Christmas Tournament and the Team Warhawk Tourney in each of the past two seasons. Additionally, she earned Player of the Week honors from the Daily Herald and the Walter Payton Roundhouse. In the off-season Nelson was a member of the Illinois Hustle.
She is the daughter of Mike Nelson and Melissa Harrington and will pursue a degree in criminal justice. Nelson lists her uncle Rick Nelson as a mentor, playing a prominent role in her development on the basketball court. She built her hoop skills while attending the Nelson Fundamental Basketball Camps in the greater Chicagoland area.
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