32 - Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson
Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
High School: Ridgewood
Position: C

2009-10: Started a career-high 19 games… Finished in the top-10 in the Ivy League in rebounding (t-5th, 5.5 rpg.) and blocked shots (7th, 26)… Tied for second on the team in rebounding and was second in blocks… Received the team’s Stan Smith Senior Award… Led team in rebounding nine times… Recorded his first career double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) against Hartford… Also had double-doubles against Colorado (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Penn (11 points, 10 rebounds)… Scored a career-high 13 points in the win at Columbia… Missed four games early in the season with an injury.

2008-09: Appeared in a career-high 27 games off the bench… Posted career highs in points, rebounds and blocks… Shot 71.4 percent from the field in his last six games… Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three assists in victory at Penn… Made 4 of 6 shots from the field, scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in victory over Cornell.

2007-08: Appeared in 25 games... Made the first start of his career against Wagner and grabbed four rebounds in 15 minutes... Also started at home against Cornell and pulled down four rebounds... Made seven consecutive shots from the field over a seven-game stretch midway through the season... Scored a season-high seven points at home against Columbia.

2006-07: Appeared in 20 games off the bench... Tied for fourth on the team in blocks with six... Top performance came at Harvard when he scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in a career high 25 minutes. Was 2 of 3 from the field and made all four of his free throw attempts... Scored six points, all from the free throw line, at Penn... Scored four points and pulled down four rebounds in his first career game against Allegheny.

Before Yale: Averaged 13.0 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.6 blocks at Ridgewood High School... A McDonald’s All-America nominee... Earned first team all-league recognition... In his junior year, Ridgewood captured the Northern New Jersey Group IV championship before falling to Atlantic City in the state championship game... Selected to participate in the Top 20 All Star game at the Eastern Invitational camp... Played AAU basketball for the Jersey Shore Warriors. 

 

Year gp-gs fg-fga pct  3fg-3fga pct  ft-fta pct  reb rpg pts  ppg blk
2006-07 20-0 10-21 .476 0-0 .000 16-26 .615 27 1.4 36 1.8 6

2007-08

25-2 15-32  .469  0-0  .000  12-20  .600  35 1.4 42 1.7 8
2008-09 27-0 34-64 .531 0-0 .000 13-25 .520 59 2.2 81 3.0 10
2009-10 27-19 60-119 .504 0-0 .000 48-72 .667 149 5.5 168 6.2 26
Career 99-21 119-236 .504 0-0 .000 89-143 .622 270 2.7 327 3.3 50