September 14, 2015
When you first see Terrebonne high school take the court you immediately pick out Emonie Nelson. He is physically imposing for a high school athlete and he has game to match it. With an increased motor the sky is the limit for Emonie.
We had a chance to watch Emonie a couple times over the summer including at LSU’s team camp. Emonie has the potential to play low major division 1 if he puts in a ton of work and takes his game to the next level, if not he will most likely end up at a lower level or Junior College. We asked Emonie a few questions and here were his responses.
“What do you consider to be the strong points in your game?
“My height, weight and size. I'm quick for my size. High IQ on the court love giving assists to my teammates too.”
What colleges have reached out and expressed interest in you?
“UNO, Cornell, LSU at Alexandria and some colleges invited me to their camps like LA Tech , Tulane, Northwestern, Southern and ULL . Juco: Allan Hancock College, Reedley, Sierra, Kilgore.”
What parts of your game are you working on this fall to make you a better player?
“I'm working on being more versatile.”
During the game what do you try to focus on doing Offensively? Defensively?
“On offensive just sealing off the lane and getting open looks to the basket. And defensive mostly rebounds, blocking shots and taking charges.”
How do you believe your role will change this high school season for your team?
“A lot! Last year I was hurt half of the season but now I'm good. Running the floor and crashing the board most definitely.”
How tall are you and what skills at that height do you think impressed college coaches this summer?
“I'm 6'6 maybe my long body just putting it up and me being quick from the baseline attacking it. But me and Key or DD will be picking and rolling all game.”
What is your GPA and have you taken the ACT yet and if so what is your highest score so far?
“A 2.7 and not yet I plan on taking it this semester.”