After spending just over two weeks in the transfer portal, sought-after junior guard Jameer Nelson Jr. has reportedly made a decision on where he will continue his college career.
Nelson, the son of former NBA All-Star and St. Joseph’s star point guard Jameer Nelson, announced Friday he has committed to play for TCU and coach Jamie Dixon, according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello. The Horned Frogs will reportedly land Nelson following the former Delaware star’s decision to enter the transfer portal on March 14.
A first-team All-CAA talent this past season, the 6-foot-1 Nelson turned in his best collegiate campaign in 2022–23, averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Nelson, who was in second season with Delaware, began his career in 2019 at George Washington, where he averaged 9.4 points, 2.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game across two years.
The Blue Hens, led by seventh-year coach Martin Ingelsby, did not make the NCAA tournament and finished the year 17–16 after falling to Towson in the quarterfinals of the CAA tournament. The disappointing season followed a 2021–22 campaign where Delaware, with Nelson as their leading scorer (13.6 PPG), earned the program’s first CAA title and NCAA tournament berth since 2014. The fifteen-seeded Blue Hens went on to lose to No. 2 Villanova in the first round.