Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Jameer Nelson/Pete Nelson Classic at Widener University

Jameer Nelson and his brother Maurice Nelson (dsbpix)

The tournament that bears the name of Nelson and his father, the eighth installment of the Jameer Nelson/Pete Nelson Classic, “a four-day, three-site platform includes flashy teams with high-profile players in showcase games attended by scouts.”

The round-robin tournament opened Tuesday and concludes Friday. Here are some of the marquee matchups:

Penn Wood takes on St. Joseph’s (Metuchen, N.J.) at 4:45 this afternoon, and Chester entertains Imhotep Charter at 8:15 tonight, both at Widener.
Friday, also at Widener, Upper Darby contends with Norristown at noon, Interboro and William Tennent go at it at 1:30 and Chester plays Hodgson (Del.) at 8:30.

Though he’s grown accustomed to big-game atmospheres, Nelson said he recalls feeling anxiety as a Chester sophomore making his varsity debut. Because the Nelson Classic could represent the first big-game situation for some, Nelson offered a bit of advice.

“Go at it like a normal game,” said Nelson, the 2000 Daily Times Player of the Year. “You’re playing in front of your family and friends, so just have fun.

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