Posted On: 09/29/19 4:01 PM

One of the top 2020 PG’s in Arizona has committed. The Salpointe Catholic HS 6’1 point guard Evan NelsonEvanNelson6'1" | PGSalpointe | 2020State#184NationAZ had many options to choose from between almost 20 schools:

New Mexico, Colorado State, Davidson, Pacific, BYU, Nevada, UC Davis, Portland State, GCU, Harvard, Duquesne, Cal Poly, Rice, UC Irvine, Santa Barbara, Houston Baptist, Utah Valley. 

On August 14th Evan narrowed it down to these 3 schools:


He took his Rice visit early and liked it plus has huge respect for Head Coach Scott Pera. 

Then his Harvard visit this month was a huge hit with the beautiful area and old school feel. The academics are obviously top notch.

Last week he took his last visit to Santa Barbara. He has known Ast coach Ben Tucker for over 5 years and Head Coach Joe Pasternack from their days at Arizona. 


After further discussion with his parents, HS coach Jim Reynolds, club coach John Ortega and people close that he trusts, he committed to Harvard.

Per Nelson– “The education is one of the best and the team they have built around me from every spot besides the PG spot is very good. They need my position and the ability to play right away was something I couldn’t pass up.”