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Matt Nelson - C, 7'1, 270
Retired - Retired in 2009
       Date of birth: 07/30/1982
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
     Out of: Colorado State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 47

- Matt Nelson

Former Colorado State centre Matt Nelson gets an honourable mention on this list because he's a one time Bobcat. How the 7'1 Nelson went from 16/6 in the Mountain West Conference to being on the roster of an NBA team within only a year, when that in-between year featured only a short stay in Russia, is something of a mystery; perhaps it has something to do with where I said 7'1 just now. Either way, since being waived by the Bobcats, Nelson's career seems to have involved just two stops; the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League (released in 2006 training camp, just after being cut by the Bobcats) and a French team called Toulouges (late 2007).

At the time, Toulouges played in the third tier of French basketball (they now play in the fourth), and when you consider that we don't even cover the French second division here - and not a whole lot of the first - then you can see how far behind the Bobcats this team was. Worse still, Nelson played only about a month before suffering a season ending torn patella tendon and not playing again. That was over two years ago now, and Nelson has not played since.

His Myspace page hasn't been updated much since the Toulouges saga ended, but alludes to Nelson's return to school to study for his masters. The other entries on that blog talk mainly abut his time in France, and include a bit of everything; game winning shots, fights, rants, laughs, love, heartbreak, heartwarming stories, stuff about drinking, baseball, breakfasts, urine......, there is, truly, something for everyone there.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys

Matt Nelson - Last heard of returning to university to do a Masters.

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