BIOGRAPHY: A two-year starter and four-year player at Duke, Nelson came into his own his final two seasons with the Blue Devils. Surprisingly physical for a shooting guard, Nelson plays bigger than his 6-foot-3 frame and was often a difficult matchup for opponents. He is a very intelligent scorer, making smart decisions dictated on matchups. A first-team all-ACC selection his senior season, Nelson extended his shooting range in his final two seasons and shot 38.8 percent (40-for-103) from 3-point range his senior year. Nelson showed some ability to be a distributor this season, but his assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.19-to-1.0, while a career high, must improve in order to stick with an NBA team. Nelson showed the ability to play in an NBA-type offense, which will appeal to some teams. He also was the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and coach Mike Krzyzewski often trusted Nelson, who averaged 1.63 steals per game this season, with defending the opposing team's top scorer. While he is not a first-round pick, Nelson has enough leadership skills, intangibles and talent to be taken somewhere in the middle to the late second round.