Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Former D-1 Ambassadors Player William Nelson Scores 38, BRCC Wins

One of my former players from the Louisiana D-1 Ambassadors/Texas D-1 Ambassadors William Nelson, who is a former Port Allen High Pelican scored 38 points last night as Baton Rouge Community College won 94-82 in a home game vs. Southwest Mississippi Community College last night. Nelson played his high school ball at Port Allen under current Zachary Head Coach Kirby Loupe, after Port Allen he played for my former high school coach Steve Rachal at Acadian Prep in Opelousas. As a junior, Nelson led Port Allen to a semi-final loss to Richwood High. After spending the entire summer working and training Will I am very happy to see how his hardwork that we put in is really paying. Whether it was the 6 a.m. weight room training with former LSU football star Trev Faulk or the 2-A-days in the gym that would start a 7:30 A.M. and 5:00 p.m. Will has shown the hardwork and dedication it takes to be a great player. He is finally seeing what it takes to be successful and has accepted the challenge. After playing for my team in the Spring, Will traveled the summer for our Texas D-1 Ambassadors team of Max Ivany which featured current University of Memphis freshman Dalenta "DJ" Stephens,  rivals 100 player and Texas A&M signee Daniel Alexander from Dripping Springs, TX, Oklahoma State signee Brian Williams from Baton Rouge, Northern Colorado signee Paul Garnica of San Antonio(who is on his way to breaking the Texas state record for points in a career), Univ. of San Fransisco signee Cody Doolin from Austin, TX, Ronald McGhee of Baton Rouge, and one of the top juniors in Louisiana Tre' Drye from Glen Oaks. Through playing with Max, Will got a lot of exposure throughout the country, whether it was at the Univ. of Texas Elite camp, or the trip up to Kansas for the Hoop City Classic, Myrtle Beach, SC for the Big Shots National Invite tourney, the River City Showdown in Memphis, or the Desert Duel in Phoenix, AZ, Nelson made an impact.

William Nelson #5
Ronald McGhee of Istrouma #4
Univ. of Memphis player DJ Stephens #34(left)
At Desert Duel in Phoenix, AZ

I don't know everybody's story but if you all knew the personal stuff that this young man has been through it would truly touch your heart. This young man is one of the best that I have been around. Sure he can give a little attitude or show frustration on the court, but at the end of the day he is a great young man that will be very successful after his stint at BRCC. So with that said, Will good luck and congratulations on a successful start to your college career so far and leading BRCC to a 5-1 start being the face of a first year program at BRCC. You are truly doing well.

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