44 - Haley Nelson
Haley Nelson
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scottsboro, Ala.
Position: Center
Last School: Scottsboro HS

As a Junior: Named to 2011 Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team ... Played in 24 contests, starting 18 in the paint ... Concluded junior campaign nationally ranked 85th in blocked shots per game (1.6), 86th in field-goal percentage (47.2) and 116th in rebounds per game (8.1) ... Led the Bruins in scoring (13.7ppg), points (328), blocks (38), rebounds (195), defensive rebounds (149), field-goal percentage and field goals made (134) ... Second on the team in steals (21), offensive rebounds (46), and free throws made (60) ... Recorded 19 games with double digit scoring ... Shot 50 percent or better from the free-throw line on 18 occasions ... Led the Bruins in scoring 10 times ... After sitting out first three games due to injury, logged 37 minutes on the hardwood against Tennessee Tech (11/21) ... Knocked down nine field goals against the Golden Eagles ... Hit a career-high seven free throws at Central Arkansas (11/27) ... Collected three blocks in back-to-back contests with UAB (12/18) and Tennessee State (12/7) ... Pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds at Alabama (12/18) ... Grabbed a season-high six offensive boards against North Florida (1/8) ... Came away with six steals against Lipscomb (1/13) in part one of the Battle of the Boulevard ... Shot 60 percent from the floor en route to recording 19 points at USC Upstate (1/22) ... Recorded a career-high three assists at ETSU (1/24) ... Drained 20 points at Mercer (2/24) ... Received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors.

As a Sophomore: Named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun ... Named to 2010 Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team ... Played in all but three games all season, starting 26 ... Finished the season ranked in three NCAA Division I categories -- 26th in rebounds per game, 29th in blocked shots per game and 51st in field-goal percentage ... Led the Bruins in scoring (13.2 ppg), rebounds (278), field goals made (147), field-goal percentage (.495) and blocks (56) ... Was second on the team in points scored (356) ... Led the Atlantic Sun in field-goal percentage and blocked shot average (2.1) ... Tabbed Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on November 23 ... Recorded 18 double digit scoring games and nine double doubles ... Pulled down double digit rebounds 12 times ... Shot .500 or better from the floor on 15 occasions ... Notched four blocks six times ... Was perfect from the free-throw line six times ... Pulled down 20 rebounds at UT-Martin (11/18) ... Grabbed a season-high four steals against Alabama (11/21) ... Went 6-for-8 from the free-throw line against Stetson (1/4) ... Also came away with season-high two assists in same contest ... Scored a career-high 21 points at Stetson after going 10-for-14 from the floor ... Played a career-high 42 minutes on the hardwood against Kennesaw State in first round of Atlantic Sun Tournament ... Also grabbed 20 rebounds against the Owls in same game ... Named Atlantic Sun All-Academic.

As a Freshman: Played in 28 games, earning six starts in the paint ... Second on the team in total rebounds, defensive rebounds (93), rebounding average (4.6) and blocks (33) ... Third on the team in offensive rebounds (35) ... Led the Bruins in rebounds twice ... In the Atlantic Sun, ranked fifth in blocked shots ... On five occasions grabbed two or more steals ... Was perfect from the free-throw line four times ... Earned first collegiate start in season opener against Memphis (11/16) ... Played a career-high 28 minutes on the floor against the Lady Tigers ... Pulled down a career-high five offensive rebounds against Tennessee State (12/9) ... Netted a season-high 10 points versus Stetson (1/3) ... Grabbed 11 boards against Lipscomb in the Battle of the Boulevard (1/12) ... Also notched four blocks against the Lady Bisons ... Came away with a season-high two assists at USC Upstate (1/17) ... Went 4-for-4 at the free-throw line versus Mercer (1/22) ... Drilled four field goals against ETSU (2/15) ... Was perfect at the charity stripe, going 4-for-4, at Mercer (2/21).

Prior to Belmont: Prepped at Scottsboro High in Scottsboro, Ala. ... Two-time All-Area Team selection ... Tabbed first team All-State as a senior and second team All-State as a junior ... Led team inpoints, rebounds, and blocked shots as a junior and senior... Served as team captain as a junior and senior ... As a junior, named to Regional Tournament team ... Tied Regional rebounding single game record with a total of 22 ... Ranked eighth on Alabama Super Senior list ... All-time leader in blocks and rebounds at SHS ... Third in all-time scoring ... Also participated in track at field ... State qualifier in high jump as a freshman, 300m hurdles, 100m hurdles and 4x400 meter relay.

Personal: Born Haley Marie Nelson on October 28, 1989 in Morris, Illinois ... Daughter of Cully and Jean Nelson ... Has three siblings: Cully II, Tyler, Katie ... Favorite singers are Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Rihanna and Saving Jane ... Favorite TV shows are Greek, Gossip Girls, and The Secret of an American Teenager ... Double Majoring in Early Childhood Education and Physical Education.

 

 

Career Highs (*Most Recent Listed)

Points- 21 at Stetson February 18, 2010

Rebounds- *20 vs. Kennesaw State March 3, 2010

Assists- 3 at ETSU  January 24, 2011

Blocks- *4 at USC Upstate February 13, 2010

Steals- 6 vs. Lipscomb  January 13, 2011

FG- 10 at Stetson February 18, 2010

FGA- 22 at Mercer  February 25, 2011

3FG- N/A

3FGA- *1 at Kennesaw State  February 26, 2011

FT- 7 at Central Arkansas  November 27, 2010

FTA- 10 at Central Arkansas  November 27, 2010 

Minutes- 42 vs. ETSU March 5, 2010