Nathan Nelson Named To SEC Community Service Team
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina sophomore forward Nathan Nelson was named to the 2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team, the league announced on Thursday afternoon in advance of next week’s SEC Tournament in Nashville.
Nelson has participated in numerous community outreach initiatives during his time in the Garnet and Black. He has joined his teammates for the 8K Community Outreach Campaign during the summer months, participating in events at Sowing Seeds, the Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity and also visiting the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. At Sowing Seeds, Nelson helped with a gardening project, and he and his teammates hosted a luau at the Ronald McDonald House at the Prisma Children’s Hospital during the Campaign. He has also spent time at the Salvation Army, at Harvest Hope Food Bank, with the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, at the YMCA and at a holiday event at Shaw Air Force Base for military members and their families.
On the court this season, Nelson has seen action in 12 contests, and played a career high nine minutes in Carolina’s Feb. 15 home win over Tennessee. He scored the first points of his college career earlier this season in the victory over Wyoming.
This marks the 22nd year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as for women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.