In his first year with the Colorado State men's basketball program, Brett Nelson will bring invaluable experience to the Rams' program as its director of basketball operations.
Nelson, a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner at the University of Florida from 1999-2003, holds Florida school records in three-pointers made (274) and attempted (689). He also ranks second on the Gators' all-time list in steals with 199 and sixth in career assists per game at 3.16. He finished his career in Gainesville with 1,416 points while hitting 82.5 percent of his free throw attempts.
While with UF, he established the school record for consecutive games with a three-pointer (33), marking the sixth-longest in SEC history. He was also a member of Florida's 2000 team that played in the national championship game.
In 2003, Nelson continued his playing career playing professionally in Sweden. He was also a member of the University of Florida summer tour in 2001 and a member of the U.S. Junior All-Star Team during the Albert Schweitzer Basketball Tournament in Germany in 1997.
Nelson played prep ball at St. Albans High School in St. Albans, W.Va., where he set the state career scoring record with 2,199 points in three years. He was named as a McDonald's All-American and participated in the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic in 1999.
Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida with a major in sociology.