0 Sa'eed Nelson
0 Sa'eed Nelson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pleasantville, N.J.
High School: Saint Augustine Prep
Position: G
gp 17
pts/g 18.2
fg % 42.1
3pt % 30.4
ft % 66.7
reb/g 3.8
a/g 4.9

2016-17 (Freshman): Patriot League All-Rookie Team … three-time Patriot League "The Rock" Rookie of the Week (11/28, 12/12, 1/10) … three-time GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week ( 11/27, 12/11, 1/8) … started all 30 games at point guard as a freshman … finished third in the NCAA in minutes played (1,135) and minutes per game (37.8) …  Played 40 or more minutes in 14 games … led the team in scoring, averaged 14.9 points per game … led the Patriot League in steals per game (2.4) …second on the squad in rebounds with 4.4 per contest … led the team in assists with 82 and dished out 2.7 per contest … scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games … shot 44 percent from the field and 56 percent from the line … scored a season-best 24 points in back-to-back home games against Wagner (11/22) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (11/26) … contributed seven rebounds and four steals against Saint Francis (Pa.) (11/26) …  scored 12 points in his collegiate debut at Maryland (11/11) … had five assists in a road loss at Texas A&M (11/14) … added 21 points in a home loss to New Hampshire (12/6) … dropped 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals against Youngstown St. (12/10) … had eight rebounds on the road at Lehigh (1/8) … pulled down seven rebounds and had five assists at Boston U (1/11) … Had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in a three-point loss to Boston U. (2/8) … Paced the Eagles with 19 points in a road win at Navy (2/22). 

High School: Named the 2016 Daily Journal and Courier Post Player of the Year … 2016 South Jersey Player and Guard of the Year … 2015 Atlantic City Press Player of the Year… Sa'eed was coached by Paul Rodio, the all-time winningest coach in South Jersey, who also coached AU assistant coach Scott Greenman… as a junior, Nelson’s team went 27-2. He averaged 18.5 points and 7.8 assists per game … selected to the All-South Jersey First Team and All-New Jersey Third Team … in the Cape-Atlantic Championship game, Nelson scored 27 points and had 10 assists.

Personal: Son of Jeffery and Rashidah Nelson. 

Brennan on Nelson: Sa'eed is a fast, play-making point guard, with an exceptional feel for the game. Playing at a program like St. Augustine's Prep is the best preparation a high school player could have in order to contribute as a college freshman.

Recent Games
Jan 2 Colgate L, 72-63
Jan 5 at Navy L, 70-64
Jan 8 Army West Point L, 58-54
Jan 11 Loyola (Md.) W, 76-65
Jan 14 at Lehigh L, 76-66
Jan 17 at Boston U. W, 69-58
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 6
Games started 17 6
Minutes 635 227
Minutes per game 37.4 37.8
FG 107-254 40-82
FG Pct 42.1 48.8
3PT 17-56 5-14
3PT Pct 30.4 35.7
FT 78-117 23-37
FT Pct 66.7 62.2
Off rebounds 16 1
Def rebounds 49 14
Total rebounds 65 15
Rebounds per game 3.8 2.5
Personal fouls 43 14
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 83 38
Turnovers 71 22
Assist to turnover ratio 1.2 1.7
Steals 28 12
Blocks 2 1
Points 309 108
Points per game 18.2 18.0
Points per 40 min 19.5 19.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Aug 15 vs. Cairns Taipans L, 89-70 - - - - - - - - -
Aug 17 vs. Sydney Kings Invitational L, 88-67 - - - - - - - - -
Aug 19 vs. Sydney Comets L, 85-77 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Kansas St. L, 83-45 1 26 2-14 14.3 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 5
Nov 15 at West Virginia L, 98-64 1 32 5-12 41.7 1-4 25.0 6-8 75.0 17
Nov 18 at Wagner L, 71-70 1 40 7-15 46.7 1-1 100.0 8-13 61.5 23
Nov 21 at New Hampshire W, 74-70 1 40 8-20 40.0 4-9 44.4 6-11 54.5 26
Nov 25 VMI W, 69-64 1 40 8-16 50.0 0-4 0.0 5-8 62.5 21
Nov 29 at St. Francis (Pa.) L, 100-89 1 39 8-18 44.4 0-2 0.0 8-13 61.5 24
Dec 2 at Md.-East. Shore L, 74-70 1 40 8-22 36.4 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 20
Dec 6 at Western Ill. L, 69-56 1 40 4-13 30.8 1-2 50.0 5-5 100.0 14
Dec 9 Howard W, 74-63 1 40 7-12 58.3 2-4 50.0 5-5 100.0 21
Dec 18 Mount St. Mary's L, 59-56 1 40 7-21 33.3 1-5 20.0 4-7 57.1 19
Dec 21 at Marquette L, 92-51 1 31 3-9 33.3 1-4 25.0 4-4 100.0 11
Dec 29 at Bucknell L, 84-55 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 2 Colgate L, 72-63 1 39 8-13 61.5 2-3 66.7 3-6 50.0 21
Jan 5 at Navy L, 70-64 1 37 7-17 41.2 0-3 0.0 4-6 66.7 18
Jan 8 Army West Point L, 58-54 1 38 7-16 43.8 0-2 0.0 1-5 20.0 15
Jan 11 Loyola (Md.) W, 76-65 1 38 7-13 53.8 1-2 50.0 5-7 71.4 20
Jan 14 at Lehigh L, 76-66 1 36 4-13 30.8 1-3 33.3 7-8 87.5 16
Jan 17 at Boston U. W, 69-58 1 39 7-10 70.0 1-1 100.0 3-5 60.0 18
Jan 20 Lafayette   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 22 Holy Cross   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 at Colgate   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 Navy   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Army West Point   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 at Loyola (Md.)   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 Lehigh   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Boston U.   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 at Lafayette   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Holy Cross   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. NCAA First Four   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. NCAA First Round   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. NCAA Second Round   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 vs. NCAA Sweet 16   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 vs. NCAA Elite Eight   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 vs. NCAA Final Four   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Aug 15 vs. Cairns Taipans L, 89-70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 17 vs. Sydney Kings Invitational L, 88-67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 19 vs. Sydney Comets L, 85-77 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Kansas St. L, 83-45 1 26 1 2 3 4 5 0.8 1 0 2 -
Nov 15 at West Virginia L, 98-64 1 32 2 1 3 6 7 0.9 1 0 3 -
Nov 18 at Wagner L, 71-70 1 40 3 1 4 1 3 0.3 1 0 3 -
Nov 21 at New Hampshire W, 74-70 1 40 2 6 8 2 3 0.7 2 0 1 -
Nov 25 VMI W, 69-64 1 40 0 5 5 4 6 0.7 1 0 3 0
Nov 29 at St. Francis (Pa.) L, 100-89 1 39 1 4 5 9 4 2.3 2 0 2 -
Dec 2 at Md.-East. Shore L, 74-70 1 40 4 5 9 4 2 2.0 2 0 2 -
Dec 6 at Western Ill. L, 69-56 1 40 0 1 1 2 4 0.5 1 0 2 -
Dec 9 Howard W, 74-63 1 40 1 3 4 6 4 1.5 3 1 3 0
Dec 18 Mount St. Mary's L, 59-56 1 40 1 7 8 3 6 0.5 1 0 4 -
Dec 21 at Marquette L, 92-51 1 31 0 0 0 4 5 0.8 1 0 4 -
Dec 29 at Bucknell L, 84-55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 2 Colgate L, 72-63 1 39 0 4 4 5 4 1.3 1 0 1 0
Jan 5 at Navy L, 70-64 1 37 1 2 3 8 2 4.0 1 0 4 -
Jan 8 Army West Point L, 58-54 1 38 0 5 5 7 5 1.4 2 1 1 0
Jan 11 Loyola (Md.) W, 76-65 1 38 0 1 1 7 5 1.4 3 0 3 0
Jan 14 at Lehigh L, 76-66 1 36 0 1 1 6 2 3.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 17 at Boston U. W, 69-58 1 39 0 1 1 5 4 1.3 4 0 2 -
Jan 20 Lafayette   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 22 Holy Cross   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 at Colgate   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 Navy   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Army West Point   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 at Loyola (Md.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 Lehigh   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 Boston U.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 at Lafayette   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Holy Cross   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 Patriot League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. NCAA First Four   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. NCAA First Round   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. NCAA Second Round   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 vs. NCAA Sweet 16   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 vs. NCAA Elite Eight   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 vs. NCAA Final Four   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 30 30 37.8 5.5-12.4 44.1 0.6-2.9 21.8 3.3-5.9 56.2 14.9
2017-18 17 17 37.4 6.3-14.9 42.1 1.0-3.3 30.4 4.6-6.9 66.7 18.2
Total 47 47 37.7 5.8-13.3 43.3 0.8-3.0 25.2 3.8-6.3 60.3 16.1
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 30 30 1135 164-372 44.1 19-87 21.8 100-178 56.2 447
2017-18 17 17 635 107-254 42.1 17-56 30.4 78-117 66.7 309
Total 47 47 1770 271-626 43.3 36-143 25.2 178-295 60.3 756
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 30 30 37.8 5.8-13.1 44.1 0.7-3.1 21.8 3.5-6.3 56.2 15.8
2017-18 17 17 37.4 6.7-16.0 42.1 1.1-3.5 30.4 4.9-7.4 66.7 19.5
Total 47 47 37.7 6.1-14.1 43.3 0.8-3.2 25.2 4.0-6.7 60.3 17.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 30 30 37.8 0.7 3.8 4.4 2.7 0.0 2.7 2.9 1.0 2.4 0.1
2017-18 17 17 37.4 0.9 2.9 3.8 2.5 0.0 4.9 4.2 1.2 1.6 0.1
Total 47 47 37.7 0.8 3.4 4.2 2.7 0.0 3.5 3.3 1.1 2.1 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 30 30 1135 20 113 133 82 1 82 86 1.0 72 4
2017-18 17 17 635 16 49 65 43 0 83 71 1.2 28 2
Total 47 47 1770 36 162 198 125 1 165 157 1.1 100 6
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 30 30 37.8 0.7 4.0 4.7 2.9 0.0 2.9 3.0 1.0 2.5 0.1
2017-18 17 17 37.4 1.0 3.1 4.1 2.7 0.0 5.2 4.5 1.2 1.8 0.1
Total 47 47 37.7 0.8 3.7 4.5 2.8 0.0 3.7 3.5 1.1 2.3 0.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 17 17 37.4 6.3-14.9 42.1 1.0-3.3 30.4 4.6-6.9 66.7 18.2
Conference 6 6 37.8 6.7-13.7 48.8 0.8-2.3 35.7 3.8-6.2 62.2 18.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 39.2 7.3-15.2 48.4 1.0-3.3 30.0 3.8-6.3 60.5 19.5
Away 11 11 36.4 5.7-14.8 38.7 1.0-3.3 30.6 5.0-7.2 69.6 17.5
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 5 5 39.4 7.4-14.2 52.1 1.6-4.0 40.0 4.8-7.2 66.7 21.2
Losses 12 12 36.5 5.8-15.2 38.3 0.8-3.0 25.0 4.5-6.8 66.7 16.9
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November 6 6 36.2 6.3-15.8 40.0 1.0-4.0 25.0 5.7-9.2 61.8 19.3
December 5 5 38.2 5.8-15.4 37.7 1.2-3.6 33.3 4.2-5.0 84.0 17.0
January 6 6 37.8 6.7-13.7 48.8 0.8-2.3 35.7 3.8-6.2 62.2 18.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 17 17 635 107-254 42.1 17-56 30.4 78-117 66.7 309
Conference 6 6 227 40-82 48.8 5-14 35.7 23-37 62.2 108
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 6 6 235 44-91 48.4 6-20 30.0 23-38 60.5 117
Away 11 11 400 63-163 38.7 11-36 30.6 55-79 69.6 192
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 5 5 197 37-71 52.1 8-20 40.0 24-36 66.7 106
Losses 12 12 438 70-183 38.3 9-36 25.0 54-81 66.7 203
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November 6 6 217 38-95 40.0 6-24 25.0 34-55 61.8 116
December 5 5 191 29-77 37.7 6-18 33.3 21-25 84.0 85
January 6 6 227 40-82 48.8 5-14 35.7 23-37 62.2 108
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 17 17 37.4 6.7-16.0 42.1 1.1-3.5 30.4 4.9-7.4 66.7 19.5
Conference 6 6 37.8 7.0-14.4 48.8 0.9-2.5 35.7 4.1-6.5 62.2 19.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 39.2 7.5-15.5 48.4 1.0-3.4 30.0 3.9-6.5 60.5 19.9
Away 11 11 36.4 6.3-16.3 38.7 1.1-3.6 30.6 5.5-7.9 69.6 19.2
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 5 5 39.4 7.5-14.4 52.1 1.6-4.1 40.0 4.9-7.3 66.7 21.5
Losses 12 12 36.5 6.4-16.7 38.3 0.8-3.3 25.0 4.9-7.4 66.7 18.5
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November 6 6 36.2 7.0-17.5 40.0 1.1-4.4 25.0 6.3-10.1 61.8 21.4
December 5 5 38.2 6.1-16.1 37.7 1.3-3.8 33.3 4.4-5.2 84.0 17.8
January 6 6 37.8 7.0-14.4 48.8 0.9-2.5 35.7 4.1-6.5 62.2 19.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 17 17 37.4 0.9 2.9 3.8 2.5 0.0 4.9 4.2 1.2 1.6 0.1
Conference 6 6 37.8 0.2 2.3 2.5 2.3 0.0 6.3 3.7 1.7 2.0 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 39.2 0.3 4.2 4.5 2.5 0.0 5.3 5.0 1.1 1.8 0.3
Away 11 11 36.4 1.3 2.2 3.5 2.5 - 4.6 3.7 1.2 1.5 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 5 39.4 0.6 3.2 3.8 2.4 0.0 4.8 4.4 1.1 2.6 0.2
Losses 12 12 36.5 1.1 2.8 3.8 2.6 0.0 4.9 4.1 1.2 1.3 0.1
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November 6 6 36.2 1.5 3.2 4.7 2.3 0.0 4.3 4.7 0.9 1.3 0.0
December 5 5 38.2 1.2 3.2 4.4 3.0 0.0 3.8 4.2 0.9 1.6 0.2
January 6 6 37.8 0.2 2.3 2.5 2.3 0.0 6.3 3.7 1.7 2.0 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 17 17 635 16 49 65 43 0 83 71 1.2 28 2
Conference 6 6 227 1 14 15 14 0 38 22 1.7 12 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 235 2 25 27 15 0 32 30 1.1 11 2
Away 11 11 400 14 24 38 28 - 51 41 1.2 17 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 5 197 3 16 19 12 0 24 22 1.1 13 1
Losses 12 12 438 13 33 46 31 0 59 49 1.2 15 1
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November 6 6 217 9 19 28 14 0 26 28 0.9 8 0
December 5 5 191 6 16 22 15 0 19 21 0.9 8 1
January 6 6 227 1 14 15 14 0 38 22 1.7 12 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 17 17 37.4 1.0 3.1 4.1 2.7 0.0 5.2 4.5 1.2 1.8 0.1
Conference 6 6 37.8 0.2 2.5 2.6 2.5 0.0 6.7 3.9 1.7 2.1 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 39.2 0.3 4.3 4.6 2.6 0.0 5.4 5.1 1.1 1.9 0.3
Away 11 11 36.4 1.4 2.4 3.8 2.8 0.0 5.1 4.1 1.2 1.7 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 5 39.4 0.6 3.2 3.9 2.4 0.0 4.9 4.5 1.1 2.6 0.2
Losses 12 12 36.5 1.2 3.0 4.2 2.8 0.0 5.4 4.5 1.2 1.4 0.1
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November 6 6 36.2 1.7 3.5 5.2 2.6 0.0 4.8 5.2 0.9 1.5 0.0
December 5 5 38.2 1.3 3.4 4.6 3.1 0.0 4.0 4.4 0.9 1.7 0.2
January 6 6 37.8 0.2 2.5 2.6 2.5 0.0 6.7 3.9 1.7 2.1 0.2