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Jameer Nelson

After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise.
After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise. « Show less

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  • Jameer Nelson has no concerns about rust as regular-season opener approaches

    Jameer Nelson has no concerns about rust as regular-season opener approaches
    Jameer Nelson doesn't think it'll take him long to knock off any rust after he didn't play in the Orlando Magic's final three preseason exhibitions. Coach Jacque Vaughn didn't play Nelson in those three games in order to keep Nelson rested and to open...
  • Victor Oladipo's move to point guard has potential benefits, risks

    Victor Oladipo's move to point guard has potential benefits, risks
    Fans of the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team grew to love Victor Oladipo during his three collegiate seasons. On Tuesday night, Oladipo will be reunited with Hoosiers fans when his new team, the Orlando Magic, opens its regular season against...
  • Central Floridian Nick Calathes fulfills childhood dream

    Central Floridian Nick Calathes fulfills childhood dream
    Nick Calathes grew up in Central Florida. As a kid, he played on teams affiliated with the Junior Magic and Florida Basketball & Volleyball Association, and he attended Orlando Magic games whenever he could. Even before he was a teenager, he'd play...
  • NBA rookie Shane Larkin tries to remain patient during ankle rehab

    NBA rookie Shane Larkin tries to remain patient during ankle rehab
    DALLAS — Less than five months after he was drafted, Orlandoan Shane Larkin already faces one of the toughest challenges for a professional athlete: remaining patient after a significant injury. Larkin, a point guard who attended Dr. Phillips High...
  • Jones and Gladness help their chances in Magic's 102-94 win over the Mavs

    Jones and Gladness help their chances in Magic's 102-94 win over the Mavs
    DALLAS — Monday night for the Orlando Magic began with a look at the franchise's future. By sending out Victor Oladipo, Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Kyle O'Quinn and Nik Vucevic for the opening tipoff, the Magic's starting five against the...
  • Indiana fans deliver win for Victor Oladipo in Magic bracket

    Indiana fans deliver win for Victor Oladipo in Magic bracket
    Nearly 77,000 votes were cast in the first round of our bracket challenge determining the greatest Orlando Magic player in the franchise's 25 year history. Victor Oladipo was propelled to victory over Penny Hardaway with votes from Indiana, where...
  • Improving the defense is a focal point for the Magic early in camp

    Improving the defense is a focal point for the Magic early in camp
    Some statistics can be twisted. These can't. The Orlando Magic ranked 25th in the NBA in defensive efficiency last season, allowing opponents to score 106.7 points per 100 possessions. Those numbers — perhaps more than any others — explain...
  • Magic rookie Victor Oladipo is welcoming advice from NBA veterans

    Magic rookie Victor Oladipo is welcoming advice from NBA veterans
    As Orlando Magic scouts and front-office executives prepared for the 2013 NBA Draft, they asked countless questions about the top prospects. Team officials contacted high-school coaches, college coaches, strength-and-conditioning specialists —...
  • In his 2nd year as Magic coach, Jacque Vaughn seeks to develop himself

    In his 2nd year as Magic coach, Jacque Vaughn seeks to develop himself
    Orlando Magic players, coaches and support staffers assembled on Amway Center's practice court a bit before 10 Sunday morning. The team split into small groups, with three players clustered around each basket to shoot free throws. Coach Jacque Vaughn...
  • The Orlando Magic are eager to gauge progress in their preseason opener

    The Orlando Magic are eager to gauge progress in their preseason opener
    All summer, and throughout these first days of fall, Orlando Magic players have tried to add new wrinkles to their respective games. Arron Afflalo did grueling workouts designed to improve his endurance and, therefore, make him a more rugged defender....
  • Victor Oladipo impresses, but Magic lose preseason opener to Pelicans

    Victor Oladipo impresses, but Magic lose preseason opener to Pelicans
    JACKSONVILLE — Butterflies swirled inside Victor Oladipo's stomach as tipoff approached Wednesday night. He was about to make his NBA preseason debut, and as he stretched at center court before the national anthem, he saw Julius Erving, Rick...
  • Jacksonville receives an NBA D-League audition

    Jacksonville receives an NBA D-League audition
    JACKSONVILLE — The Orlando Magic want their own minor-league affiliate within the state of Florida, and Wednesday night's preseason exhibition against the New Orleans Pelicans offered the city of Jacksonville an informal audition for a potential NBA...