Jacksonville offers Central Catholic's Nelson


Per his father Jeff, Central Catholic Class of 2014 guard Tyler Nelson picked up his second Division 1 offer today, from Jacksonville University.

The Dolphins join Dartmouth, which offered this past winter, among the Division 1 offers to date for the 6-foot-1 Nelson. He has also seen varying degrees of interest from George Washington, George Mason, Fairfield and Florida State.

Nelson is one of the state's most accurate long-range shooters, shooting 41 percent from three-point range to help lead the Raiders to the MIAA Division 1 North title. For his junior season, he averaged 17.2 points and 4.7 assists, and also shot 89 percent from the free throw line, to earn a second consecutive nod on ESPN Boston's annual MIAA All-State Team.

This spring, Nelson has been a standout with the Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) on the Nike EYBL circuit. Furthering his reputation as a long-range marksman, he is 27-for-52 on three-pointers (52 percent) through the first nine games of the season.