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Desiree Nelson
Desiree Nelson


Copperas Cove, TX

High School:
Copperas Cove HS



North Texas 2012-13

  • Started in 10 of the 28 games played
  • Poured in a season-high 14 points against Louisiana-Lafayette (Dec.1)
  • Tied her career high of six rebounds in a single game vs. New Mexico (Nov. 23)
  • Had a season-high four assists vs. St Bonaventure (Nov. 24)
  • Picked up two steals against SMU (Nov. 15)
  • Averaged 17.6 minutes and 4.8 points a game
  • Shot 78.6 percent from the free throw line
  • Exploded for 10 points in the final 6:11 at South Alabama (Feb. 23)

North Texas 2011-12

  • Named Team Defensive MVP
  • Shot 52.2 (12-23) percent from distance between Dec. 7 and Jan. 7
  • Played in 30 games, starting 19
  • Set a season-high with 16 points, three steals, and set a then career-high with 6 rebounds at Louisiana-Lafayette (Jan. 25)
  • Scored 13 points at No. 24 Texas (Dec. 17)
  • Posted 12 points at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 11)
  • Sent the game to overtime with a layup with just 2.0 seconds left in regulation against ULM (Feb. 15)
  • Set a season-high with 8 rebounds against ULM
  • Scored the first five points of the game at FIU (Feb. 9)
  • Dished out five assists against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 2)
  • Scored nine points at Missouri State (Dec. 11)
  • Registered 9 pts for the second straight game against New Mexico (Nov. 14)
  • Scored 9 points at UT Arlington (Nov. 11)

North Texas 2010-11

  • Played in 29 games and started six
  • Scored 100 points and shot 38.5 percent from long distance over the season
  • Scored 16 points in 13 minutes in her North Texas debut against Stephen F. Austin (11/12)
  • Went 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and grabbed six rebounds against Arkansas State (1/22)
  • Scored seven points, had three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal at Louisiana-Lafayette (1/26)

High School

  • Was the leading scorer for Copperas Cove as she poured in 15.7 points a game and had three 20-point gamesas a senior
  • Was named the District 12-5A Defensive MVP and was an all-region selection by the TABC
  • Ranks in the top five all-time at Copperas Cove with 1,403 points in her career
  • Was a first-team all-district selection her junior and sophomore seasons


  • Was born on August 21, 1992 ... Daughter of Thomas and Cynthia Nelson


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