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Nathan Nelson Named To NABC Community Assist Team
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Nathan Nelson Named To NABC Community Assist Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2021 NABC Community Assist Team, which includes recently graduated Gamecock forward Nathan Nelson.  The Community Assist Team recognizes 10 men’s college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts.

“I’m extremely excited to celebrate that Nathan Nelson, a proud South Carolina graduate and alum of our program, has been selected as a member of the NABC Community Assist Team,” Gamecock head coach Frank Martin said.  “Nathan will represent this team with the same passion and tenacity that he represents our University and our basketball program.  He has been a champion for numerous initiatives working to assist those in need in and around our Columbia community.”

Nelson, who graduated with a degree in political science from South Carolina in May, participated in numerous community outreach initiatives during his time in the Garnet and Black. He 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 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. Nelson was also named to the 2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team.

Below is a complete listing of the 2021 NABC Community Assist Team members.  Continue to visit for updates on Carolina basketball.

Kamal Aubakirov, Kenyon College
Riley Demps, New York University
Mason Forbes, Harvard University
Mike Fowler, Queens University of Charlotte
Dominic Frucella, Penn State Altoona
Jarkel Joiner, University of Mississippi
Jordan Jones, Marist College
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga University
Nathan Nelson, University of South Carolina
Kamron Reaves, Florida A&M University