Coker’s Nelson Named Second Team All-Conference

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men's basketball player Julian Nelson has been named to the Conference Carolinas all-conference team, the league office announced today. Nelson was named second team all-conference.

Nelson, a junior from Irmo, S.C., played in all 29 games for the Cobras this season. He averaged 17.2 points – best on the team – to go along with four rebounds and just over two assists per game. He finished the year shooting over 42 percent from the field and made 37 percent of his 3-pointers. This is Nelson's first all-conference selection.

Julian is a physical education and sport studies major with a concentration in exercise science. He is the son of Lloyd and Nina Nelson.

Coker went 13-14 overall and 10-10 in conference play this season. The Cobras were defeated by Barton College in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. It was the final time for the Cobras in Conference Carolinas; the program moves into the South Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2013-14 season.

The Conference Carolinas men's basketball awards are as follows:

Player of the Year

Gerald Boston, Barton

Defensive Player of the Year

Joe Raga, Limestone

Freshman of the Year

Roderick Perkins, Erskine

Coach of the Year

Brandon Scott, Limestone

All-Conference First Team

Gerald Boston, Barton

Tyshawn Good, Belmont Abbey

Charles Blue, Limestone

Antonio Stabler, Queens

Corey Sorrell, Erskine

Second Team

Eddie Piccinini, King

Jon Hart, Barton

Tyshawn Patterson, North Greenville

Julian Nelson, Coker

Logan Lyle, King

Third Team

Mike Gabbard, Erskine

Jason Seymore, King

Joe Raga, Limestone

Darrell Patterson, Mount Olive

Dory Hines, Mount Olive

Regular Season Co-Champions

Barton College & Limestone College

Conference Carolinas announces the all-conference teams in conjunction with the men's and women's basketball conference tournaments. Awards include all-conference first, second and third teams, player of the year, defensive player of the year, coach of the year, freshman of the year, and regular season champions.  Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote on the award winners who represent the best-of-the-best for the league.

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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