Updated on 3/8/23. Written by Alan Lu.
College: North Dakota State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball well for his size
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his low post moves
Struggles to protect the basketball, can be turnover prone
Struggles to guard quicker players
Limited experience against top competition
Grant Nelson is an agile, skilled big man that has been the talk of the internet recently, as he has captivated people with his aggressive play, handles, and scoring skills in college basketball this year. On the other hand, he’s played against mostly lower level competition in Division I, and his three-point percentage and Assist to Turnover Ratio are not very high right now. He’ll need to show that he can play well against upper-echelon opponent on a consistent basis. Nelson is an offensive-minded big man whose skill set could intrigue NBA teams for the next level.
North Dakota State Basketball Bio
YouTube Link Where Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) and Rafael Barlowe Discuss Grant Nelson via Locked On NBA Big Board
YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/10/22 North Dakota State-Kansas Game via Matthew Loves Ball
BVM Sports’ Article on Nelson
3/7/23 North Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts
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