|High School:||Sheldon HS|
CSF: Darius Nelson enrolled at Cal State Fullerotn for the Spring, 2012, semester. He will become eligible on Dec. 22 and have 3 1/2 seasons of eligibilitiy remaining.
UTEP: Successfully completed the Fall, 2011, semester at UTEP but did not compete in a game for the Miners... scored 19 points in a pre-season intersquad scrimmage.
SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL: Darius was one of the highest scoring basketball players in Northern California history... he was runnerup for Gatorade player of the year in California in 2011 after averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds for a 24-8 Sheldon team in Sacramento County. .. he was a four-time all-league and all-state selection and ranked No. 5 in scoring in northern California history, No. 17 in the state... he scored 49 points in a state playoff game against Castro Valley and had three 50-point games as well... he ranked No. 2 in scoring in the San Joaquin Section behind his brother, DeMarcus, who played four seasons at Duke and later with the Golden State Warriors... CalHi Sports ranked Nelson as the fifth best small forward prospect from California and ESPN had him No. 58 in the nation... named to 14 all-tournament teams during his career.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 26, 1991, in Richmond, California... parents are Ronald and Denise Nelson.. has two brothers and one sister.