Derick Nelson
Derick  Nelson

RS Senior

Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Everett

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 236


Prep School:
Bridgton Academy (Maine)



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Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

Overview: Nickname is D-Nel ... Elected team captain ... Graduated with a degree in communication in December 2009 ... Finished second in OU record book with 130 games played and third with 110 games started ... Became the second player in the Division I era to surpass 1,000 points and 600 rebounds ... Two-time all-league selection (2007-08, '09-10) ... Named to the Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team in 2010 ... Broke offensive rebounds school record (335) ... Finished fourth all-time in rebounds (849) and sixth in league history ... Seventh in league annals in free throws attempted (610) and 14th in free throws made (405) ... His 1,528 points ranks 28th all-time in league history ... His 16 career double-doubles ranks eighth in program history.

> Named Tournament MVP after scoring a career-high 36 vs. IUPUI (3/9)
> His 15 field goals made set a new tourney record for a single game and his point total was the second most in tournament history
> CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-American
> Tabbed All-Summit League second team
> Tallied three double-doubles
> Scored 20 or more points in six games
> Posted double-figure scoring in 22-of-35 games
> Made his return from a medical redshirt last season and posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan (11/14)
> Reached the 20-point plateau for the second time this season with 20 points and seven rebounds at Tennessee Tech (11/23)
> Was 1-of-2 OU players to reach double figures at No. 1 Kansas (11/25), finishing the game with 19 and drained four 3-pointers
> Led the team in scoring at Memphis (11/30) with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting
> Posted his second double-digit rebound game at IPFW (12/5), grabbing 10 rebounds and scored six points
> Grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds at Oregon (12/19), going 6-for-6 from the charity stripe
> Scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds versus Western Illinois (12/31)
> Had 24 points versus IUPUI (1/2) and grabbed nine rebounds
> Posted double figures in the third straight league game at Oral Roberts (1/7), scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds before fouling out in final minute
> Knocked down a big 21-foot jumper with just over a minute left to give OU a three-point lead, finishing the game with 15 points and six boards at South Dakota State (1/23)
> Tallied 14 of his 15 points in the first half at IUPUI (1/28)
> Scored 15 points and grabbed a big offensive rebound late in the game with OU up one, getting fouled and made both free throws, finishing 8-for-11 from the charity stripe at Western Illinois (1/30)
> Tallied 28 points, going a career-best 5-for-8 from beyond the arc, and grabbed 10 boards to record his second double-double versus Centenary (2/4)
> Recorded a double-double with 21 points and a career-high tying 14 rebounds versus North Dakota State (2/20)
> Broke his nose in semifinal game of tournament versus IPFW (3/8), missing 19 minutes in the first half
> Suffered another injury vs. No. 18 Pittsburgh (3/19) in the NCAA first round game with an elbow over his eye, receiving six stitches, finishing with one point and nine rebounds in 25 minutes

> Preseason first team All-Summit League selection
> Made his season debut at Eastern Michigan (12/22) after breaking his foot on Nov. 13
> Went 0-for-3 from the floor, grabbing two rebounds and had one assist
> Played nine minutes versus Michigan State, going 0-for-2 from the floor
> Decision was made on Dec. 30 to take medical redshirt due to pain in foot

> Named All-Summit League first team
> Led OU with 17.3 points per game (5th in league) and 7.4 rebounds per game (3rd in league)
> Became the seventh player in Div. I history to surpass 1,000 points at OU
> Led the team with five double-doubles, tied for sixth in The Summit League
> Led the league in offensive rebounds per game (3.29)
> Garnered all-tournament honors at the league championship
> Averaged a double-double (19.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg) in two games at tourney
> Named Summit League Player of the Week (12/26) after leading OU past No. 23 Oregon and Rochester College, averaging 20.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg
> Reached double figures in 28 of 31 games
> Scored a game-high 26 points versus Adrian (11/11), adding 11 rebounds (10 offensive)
> Had a career-high five steals against the Bulldogs
> Posted a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds versus Eastern Michigan (11/17
> Tallied 19 points and nine rebounds at No. 10 Michigan State (11/24)
> Added 14 points with five rebounds at No. 23 Xavier (11/28)
> Posted his second double-double of the season versus Bowling Green (12/1) with 11 points and 11 rebounds
> Scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the league opener versus UMKC (12/6)
> Matched his career-high 31 points at Michigan (12/12)
> Tallied his second consecutive 18-point performance versus North Dakota State (1/31), grabbing 10 rebounds
> Recorded his fourth double-double of the season at UMKC (3/1), matching his career-high with 14 rebounds, adding 12 points
> In the semifinals versus IUPUI (3/10), scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 39 minutes

> Moved into a starting role 12 games into the season
> Started 19 of 33 overall
> Named all-league honorable mention
> Led OU 16 times in rebounds, tops on the squad
> Also paced the team in steals on 10 occasions
> Third in the league in rebounding and double-doubles
> Closed out the season with five double-doubles over the last 11 games
> Reached double figures in scoring 19 times
> Had a season-best eight consecutive double figure games at the end of the season
> Pulled down a then season-high nine rebounds in his first start of the year at Eastern Michigan (12/5)
> Tallied 16 points and eight rebounds at Arkansas (12/14)
> Season best 8-for-8 from the line against ORU Golden Eagles (2/24)
> Had 13 points and 10 boards versus Chicago State (1/6)
> Tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds versus Southern Utah (1/18)
> Matched his career-high with 14 rebounds at UMKC (2/15)
> Posted his sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 boards versus Centenary (2/22)
> Scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in league championship semifinal against UMKC (3/5)

> Played in every game as a freshman
> Started all of those but four
> Led the team in total rebounds and was second in rebounding average
> Led the squad and was sixth in the league in offensive rebounds
> Ranked ninth in the league in rebounding
> Second on the team in steals and third in assists
> Reached double figures in scoring on 12 occasions
> First full game against St. Peter's (11/10) scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds
> Had 20 points and 10 rebounds against Duquesne (11/26)
> Season best 11 rebounds against Saint Louis (12/10)
> 11 points and nine rebounds in first conference start versus IUPUI (1/4)
> That was the beginning of a three-game stretch of double-figure scoring
> closed the season with 10 points versus IUPUI (3/4) at the Mid-Con Tournament

Top Athletic Performance
> Playing with broken nose and scoring a career-high 36 points in championship game versus IUPUI (3/9/10) to send OU to NCAA Tournament

Prep School
> Attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine
> Help lead the squad to the New England Prep School championship
> Scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in the championship game
> Recipient of the Bridgton Academy Headmaster's Award for "the student most outstanding in character deportment, scholarship, and being a good influence upon fellow students"

High School
> Two-year letterwinner for head coach Johnny Jones
> Garnered all-state, all-league and all-district honors as a senior
> Helped lead the Vikings to the Michigan Class A state championship and a 26-2 record as a senior
> Named all-league as a junior
> Also lettered twice in football and once in track
> Tabbed all-league in football

Full Name: Derick Lee Nelson
Birthdate: March 31, 1986
Parents: Darren Kimbrough and Sylvia Nelson
Brothers: Brandon (20), Darius (19), Matthew (19), Eugene (15), Darren, Jr. (14), Daniel (13), Deven (13), Quintas (10) and Daylen (10)
Daughter: Somiyah (3)


Points: 36 vs. IUPUI (3/9/10)
Rebounds: 14 (2 times), Last vs. IPFW (2/27/10)
Assists: 5 (5 times), Last at Xavier (11/24/07)
Field Goals: 15 vs. IUPUI (3/9/10)
Field Goal Attempts: 29 vs. Duquesne (11/20/07)
3-Pt. Field Goals: 5 vs. Centenary (2/4/10)
3-Pt. FG Attempts: 8 vs. Centenary (2/4/10)
Free Throws: 12 vs. Duquesne (11/26/05)
Free Throw Attempts: 17 vs. Oregon (12/22/07)
Steals: 5 vs. Adrian College (11/11/07)
Blocks: 1 (12 times), Last vs. North Dakota State (2/20/10)
Minutes: 40 vs. Oral Roberts (1/12/08)

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