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Reeves Nelson
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Reeves Nelson 1265410
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Modesto, CA
High School: Modesto Christian
Experience: 2 Letters

Played in all 34 contests, making 33 starts at the power forward spot (did not start in the win over UC Irvine on Dec. 23) ... twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... led the team in scoring (13.9 ppg, ranked 11th in the Pac-10) and in rebounding (9.1 rpg, 3rd in the league) ... also led the squad and ranked 6th in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.567, 177-for-312) ... led the team with 14 double-doubles on the year (ranked 2nd in the Pac-10), including both games in the NCAA Tournament ... has 10 games of 20 or more points in his career (nine during the 2010-11 season) ... had team-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds in a Third Round NCAA Tournament loss to No. 15 Florida (Mar. 19) ... had 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds in a Second Round NCAA Tournament win over Michigan State (Mar. 17) ... 12th double-double of the year with a career-high 27 points and 16 rebounds with three assists in the home blowout win over No. 10 Arizona (Feb. 26) ... his 11th double-double came in the home win over Arizona State (Feb. 24) with 12 points and 12 rebounds ... double-double No. 10 came in the home win over St. John's (Feb. 5) with 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds ... the 17 boards were the most since Kevin Love recorded 21 rebounds in a win at Oregon State on Jan. 26, 2008 (109 games) ... Nelson recorded 10 or more rebounds in six straight games, a personal-best streak ... double-double No. 9 was in an OT win at ASU (Jan. 29) with 15 points and 12 rebounds ... had the eighth double-double with a then-career-high-tying 24 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at Arizona (Jan. 27) ... went scoreless for the 1st time in his career and didn't attempt a shot (2nd time in his career) in a win at Oregon (Jan. 15) ... followed that outing with a then-career-high 24 points and the 7th double-double of the season with 10 rebounds in a home win over California (Jan. 20) ... double-double No. six was a 19-point, 10-rebound effort in a home loss to Washington (Dec. 31) and in the 5th double-double, he had 21 points and 11 boards in a win over Washington State (Dec. 29) ... had the 4th double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to VCU (Nov. 26) and had his 3rd with 10 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to No. 7 Villanova (Nov. 24) and was named to the NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team ... Nelson scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a home win over Pepperdine (Nov. 15) and then had then-career highs in points (21) and rebounds (14) in a win over Pacific (Nov. 16) ... he averaged 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the week while shooting 69.2 percent (18-for-26) from the field and was named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 22) ... had 23 points, four rebounds and two assists in a win over No. 16 BYU (Dec. 18) ... averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the week and was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second time on Dec. 20 ... he led the team in slam dunks (39), points in the paint (322) and points off turnovers (84) ... was second in fast break points (73) and third in second chance points (65) ... he ranked second in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounds per game at 6.7 and ninth in offensive rebounds per game at 2.4 ... POSTSEASON HONORS: First Team All-Pac-10; USBWA All-District IX Team; Second Team NABC All-District 20; Gerald A. Finerman Award/Team Rebounding Leader and Coach John Wooden Award/Tri-Most Valuable Player at the team's annual post-season banquet (shared with Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee).

Played in 28 games, averaging 23.4 minutes per contest while making 14 starts at center ... he scored in all 28 games he played in, reaching double figures 17 times, including a season-high 21 points in 28 minutes in a win over Delaware State (Dec. 27) ... grabbed a rebound in every game except in a win over Pepperdine (Nov. 23), playing in a season-low eight minutes ... finished fourth on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.7 rpg, ranked 11th in the Pac-10) and in blocks (20, 0.7 bpg) ... led the squad in field goal percentage at .647 (119-of-184), which ranked second in the Pac-10 and was sixth on UCLA's all-time season leaders charts (behind Jelani McCoy, twice; Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton, twice) ... also ranked 19th in the league in Pac-10 games in scoring (11.7 ppg), 15th in rebounding (5.3 rpg), 10th in blocks (0.9 bpg) and second in field goal percentage (.619, 60-of-97) ... recorded the first of his two double-doubles on the year with 14 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in a win at Oregon State (Jan. 30) ... he missed four games (vs. Oregon State, Feb. 25; vs. Oregon, Feb. 27; at Arizona, Mar. 4 and at Arizona State, Mar. 6) after having laser retinopexy on Feb. 22, 2010 to repair a slight retinal tear in his left eye ... returned to record his second double-double of the year with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a quarterfinal Pac-10 Tournament win over Arizona (Mar. 11) ... scored 19 points and added seven rebounds in a win over Washington State (Jan. 23) ... had 10 points, six rebounds and a season-high three blocks in the Pac-10 opening win over Arizona State (Dec. 31) ... also tallied nine points and nine rebounds in a home loss to No. 1 Kansas (Dec. 6) ... was named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team ... also earned the Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable Freshman at the team's annual post-season banquet, an honor he shared with Tyler Honeycutt.

High School
Was a three-sport star and a four-year letterman in basketball for the Crusaders at Modesto Christian High School ... his basketball coach was Gary Porter ... also earned a varsity letter in football as a wide receiver for coach Mike Parsons as a senior (2008-09) and one varsity letter in track as a long jumper during his freshman season (2005-06) ... in basketball, he was named first-team All-Trans Valley League three times and twice earned All-State accolades as a junior and senior (2007-08 and 2008-09) ... his Modesto Christian teams captured the TVL title his final three seasons (MCHS was an independent in his freshman season of 2005-06) while compiling an overall record of 40-0 in league play ... Modesto Christian posted an overall record of 109-24 (.820) in his four years and won four Sac-Joaquin Section championships and made the Nor-Cal championship game three times before losing in the semifinals in his senior season ... Nelson recorded a season-high 39 points in a win over Merced and registered 30 or more points on seven occasions during the 2008-09 campaign ... was chosen as the Modesto Bee Player of the Year in 2007-08 and again in 2008-09 ... as a senior in 2009, he averaged 24.7 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while being named the 2009 Modesto Bee All-District MVP ... Nelson was on the 2008-09 Best in the West first team and was 11th in voting for the Best Prospect with 202 points ... he averaged 26.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game as a junior (2007-08) ... he averaged 15.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game as a sophomore (2006-07) ... he was rated the No. 48 power forward by ESPN ... he was rated the No. 86 player and No. 26 power forward in the country and the No. 5 power forward in the state by Rivals.com ... he was rated the No. 36 power forward in the country by Scout.com.

USA Basketball
Named to the 2008 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Trials Roster on June 10, 2008 ... was a member of the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival White Team, which had a 3-2 record and captured a bronze medal.

Full name: Reeves Bruce Nelson ... born in Modesto, Calif., on Sept. 18, 1991 ... his parents are Brian and Sheila Nelson ... has one younger brother, Raymond (17) and one younger sister, Alexa (13) ... chose to attend UCLA because of the, "Coaches, players, location and strength of academic program" ... says the professional athlete he most admires is three-time World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali ... lists winning the Sac-Joaquin Section championship his senior year as his biggest thrill in athletics ... played AAU basketball for Pump N' Run Elite ... has yet to declare a major.

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