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As Luke Nelson prepares for the next step in his career and to sign his first pro contract, he took the time to reminisce about his favourite moments on the basketball court and off at UC Irvine.
Nelson finishes his time as an Anteater with an impressive resume; the 2017 Big West Conference Player of the Year, Nelson led the Anteaters in scoring this season at 16.9 points per game, hitting at least 20 points on six occasions. He also topped the team with 30 steals.
He was named to the NABC All-District 9 second team and was a member of the All-Big West first team for the second straight season. Nelson was selected to the All-Big West Tournament team for the third consecutive year, and selected to play in the Final Four All Star Game.
Nelson ranks No. 1 in UCI history with 258 threes and he is fourth all-time in the Anteater record book with 1,531 points and 415 assists. He is fifth in program history with 145 steals.
He was also a member of the last four UCI teams to win 93 games and reach the postseason all four seasons under Coach Russell Turner.