Nelson Named GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week

Sa'eed Nelson

WASHINGTON — American men's basketball junior Sa'eed Nelson was selected as the GEICO Student-athlete of the Week after helping the Eagles to a 1-1 week to begin Patriot League play. 

This is Nelson's second GEICO award this season. He previously won the award after the first week of the season when American defeated George Mason and fell at Northwestern. 

Nelson averaged 24.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals in games against Boston University and Colgate.

He scored a season-high 30 points in the 86-74 win over Boston University. In the weekend finale, Nelson dropped 18 points and four assists. 

American hosts Navy on Wednesday before a pair of road games at Bucknell and Lehigh.