UC Davis led for most of Wednesday night's Round One game until Utah hit free throws and pulled away late
This week's free home exhibition is the defending Big West champion's final tune-up for the 2017-18 season
CENTENNIAL HS '17: Led Corona Centennial to first-place finishes during his junior and senior seasons... His team advanced to the semifinal (twice) and quarterfinal rounds at the state playoffs in his last three years at CHS... Named Inland Empire all-star and earned all-league first team accolades as a senior... Averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in his final season... Also shot 56 pct. from the field and 38 pct. from three... Shot 54 pct. overall and 51 pct. from distance in his junior year... Also earned academic all-league and honor roll distinction.
PERSONAL: Parents are Patrice and Samuel Nelson... Gio is the oldest of their two children... Played for Gamepoint Basketball (San Diego) in 2016... Earned all-tournament honors at the Damien Classic and Inland Empire Classic... Also named Creme of the County All-Star and California 2016 Summer Most Improved... Not many people know that he plays the saxophone... Hitting nine three-pointers in a game is his career sports highlight... Is a huge Star Wars fan.
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Kudos to Aggies;
I'm lovin' my new home