Nelson, the captain of last year’s team and an All-ACC performer in his senior season, signed with the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. A Bay Area local, Nelson earned a spot on the team with a strong performance on the Warriors’ summer teams in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, Utah. Nelson and Golden State played five games in Sin City before traveling to Salt Lake City for four more games.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nelson went undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, marking the first time since 1997 a Duke player was not taken.
—by Ben Cohen