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Reeves Nelson to play professionally in Lithuania

Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:47 am
 



By
Jeff Borzello

If any schools wanted dismissed UCLA forward Reeves Nelson, they’re out of luck. He’s heading to Europe.

UCLA head coach Ben Howland said Thursday afternoon that Nelson will be playing professionally in Lithuania. Nelson’s father discussed it further with an area newspaper.

“As far as what team that will be, we can’t say because we don’t have a signed contract,” Brian Nelson, Reeves’ father, told the Modesto Bee.

“Reeves is not returning to college. He’s not transferring anywhere. He has every intention of turning pro.”

He will also be declaring himself eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft in June.

It's been a disastrous two months for Nelson. He was dismissed from the team by Howland last Friday, after being suspended indefinitely earlier in the week. Prior to that, he sat out the entire second half against Texas and seemed to be enjoying himself on the bench during the 10-point loss. In November, Nelson was also suspended for being late to a team meeting. He missed the team’s flight to Hawaii immediately following that suspension.

Nelson averaged 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds last season.

Photo: US Presswire

Comments

Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Reeves Nelson to play professionally in Lithuania

Good luck in Europe and I really hope you do very well. Use your talent well and keep a cool head.



Since: Feb 26, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 3:34 am
 

Reeves Nelson to play professionally in Lithuania

I think I speak for all Arizona fans when I say....Thank you Reeves.  He killed us with D Will so I'm guessing a double double would be the norm against us this year.  Good luck!




Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Reeves Nelson to play professionally in Lithuania

Good luck Reeves playing Pro ball. We understand playing Ben's Boring Ball was hell. Hope you get to come back to the US and play NBA ball not giving ANY credit to BH for your future acomplistments. I feel you will do good. Thanks for just 'being yourself'. You brought excitement to a few UCLA games. Keep practicing your 3s, you have good form. You is good. Whipitgood 


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