Nelson rated one of state's best

Nelson rated one of state's best


Nelson rated one of state's best


A knee injury derailed North Henderson sophomore Austin Nelson this basketball season.

But the 6-foot-5, 180-pound Knights shooting guard/small forward is still rated one of North Carolina’s top public-school players from the Class of 2017. ranks Nelson 13th in a list on its website that is subscriber-only content.

Nelson has appeared in only 14 games for North Henderson (13-12, 6-8) and has averaged 18.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals a game.

As a freshman, he put up totals of 17.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Nelson shot 84 percent from the free throw line to garner All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference honors.

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