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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Reeves Nelson adds jumper, new ink

By Blair Angulo

Reeves Nelson spent a lot of time in the paint last season, drawing a bruise here, a black eye there.

But with the arrival of highly touted freshman center Joshua Smith, Nelson's role figures to change this year. He expects to play on the wings, a spot he spent his entire high school career at.

"Last year I just kind of did what I had to do to help the team out," Nelson said Wednesday during UCLA's media day inside Pauley Pavilion. "This year I'll be going back to my natural position."

As a result, he has worked extensively on his perimeter shooting.

Take a look below, as Nelson talks more about his work, his thoughts on the 2010 season and some new tattoos.