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Nelson is Duke's earliest pledge ever

Updated: May 31, 2002, 2:23 PM ET
By Bill Hodge | FANSonly.com

One of the nation's top sophomores, guard DeMarcus Nelson of Vallejo, Calif., has become the youngest prospect ever to commit to the Duke Blue Devils.

Nelson (6-3, 185), who averaged 29.7 points and 15 rebounds last season, was also heavily considering Arizona.

"The opportunity was there for me to attend one of the best academic and best basketball schools in the country," Nelson said. "I'm comfortable with the school and the staff." He has a 3.65 grade point average.

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