2010 high flyer commits to Ole Miss

It has been a whirlwind the last few months for Mississippi's top 2010 prospect.


Nelson was on his way back to Jackson Murrah to get ready for the Wingfield game on January 23rd when a terrible car accident occurred that killed his best friend and teammate, Chris Armour. Dundrecous did not come out of the wreck unscathed himself as he suffered a slightly cracked skull.

But more than the physical scars, it left emotional scars.

"It is tough to get over to be honest," added Dundrecous Nelson. "I am just trying to bounce back. I am recovering now. I am back in the gym and playing for the Jackson Panthers (AAU). I came back about a month ago. Physically, I am almost all of the way back, but there is not a second that goes by that I do not think about January 23rd. I loved Chris like a brother. It has just been real tough on me."

Nelson's pain was lifted somewhat with today's news.

"I committed to Ole Miss today. I choose Ole Miss because they were there for me. They were there for me like family. I just owe a lot to those coaches for helping me through this tragedy. I can't say enough about what they have meant to me. But there were other reasons I choose Ole Miss. I love their style of play and how they get up and down the floor. I also believe they are on the rise in the SEC, and I wanted to stay close to home to give my family a chance to see me play. I feel like they can get me to the next level. I saw what they did with Terrico White and Chris Warren, so I know they can help me become an immediate impact player. They are producing a lot of guards."

Who else was under consideration?

"MSU, UAB, Alabama, Kansas State, Southern Cal, and Vandy."

Did any of them offer Nelson a scholarship?

"All of them but Vandy."

Dundrecous averaged 17.5 points, 8 assists, and 4 steals a game for Jackson Murrah this past year. The 6' 0", 190 pound point guard is rated the top player out of Mississippi for the Class of '10/'11 by most recruiting services.

"I feel like my biggest strength is getting to the rim. I love to attack the rim, and that is what Coach Kennedy loved about me, my aggressiveness."

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