By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Limoges CSP is moving forward with DeMarcus Nelson remaining part of the squad, the French team announced on Wednesday.
Nelson, 34, joined the CSP in January after starting the 2019-20 season with FC Bayern Munich. He averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per contest until the early ending of the 2019-20 Jeep Elite Pro A season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“He carries a lot of precision and control. He is a player who really improves the team overall,” said assistant coach Mehdy Mary commenting on Nelson staying with Limoges, “He knows how to organize and facilitate the game creating favorable situations for his teammates.”
Prior to moving to Limoges midway through the past season, he spent three years with LDLC ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne and was named 2019 Finals MVP, while lifting both the Pro A trophy and the French Cup. His other French stints include Monaco and Cholet.
The former Duke captain has also displayed his talents in Spain, Greece, Serbia, Ukraine, Italy, and Croatia as a member of Unicaja Malaga, Panathinaikos, Crvena Zvezda, Donetsk, Avelino, and Zagreb. As a rookie, during the 2008-09 season made his way to 13 NBA games with the Golden State Warriors.
The Basketball Champions League is up next for Nelson and Limoges with the storied French club among teams guaranteed a spot in the 2020-21 regular season.