|City/State:||New Orleans, La.|
|High School:||McDonogh 35 HS|
|Other College:||Trinity Valley CC|
Played in 30 games and averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds during her career.
SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Played in two games during the season ... Underwent a lateral release surgery on her left knee in late October and missed the first 24 games of the season recovering Saw her first action at Ole Miss on Feb. 6 Played five minutes and scored three points with one rebound Also saw playing time in blowout win at SEC Tournament first round vs. Alabama on March 3 Had two points and two rebounds in three minutes.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Proved to be one of the top shot blockers in the SEC ... Came off the bench and played in 28 games ... Averaged 2.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per contest ... Ranked first on the team and 11th in the SEC in blocked shots ... Scored nine points with four rebounds in 14 minutes in her debut against Centenary on Nov. 15 Blocked a season-high four shots in 10 minutes versus Houston on Nov. 21 Played well at Nebraska despite the Lady Tigers' loss, tallying eight points and six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench Played 24 minutes and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in a loss to Tennessee on Jan. 24 in Baton Rouge Followed that performance up with a career-high 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 24 minutes versus Kentucky on Jan. 28 Saw a career-best 26 minutes of playing time in the triple-overtime thriller against Ole Miss on Feb. 7 Had six points, six rebounds and was 4-of-4 from the free throw line against the Rebels Also blocked three shots and recorded a career-high three steals in that game Scored five points with one rebound at Tennessee on Feb 22.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09 AT TRINITY VALLEY CC)
One of the top junior college frontcourt players in America ... Named a 2009 State Farm Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-American after averaging 12.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per contest at Trinity Valley Community College ... Also earned NJCAA All-America honors and the Region 14 Player of the Year award ... A member of the all-region and all-conference team, who shot nearly 48 percent from the field and was better than 41 percent from beyond 3-point range ... Proved to be a dominating force on both ends of the floor in the consolation bracket semifinal of NJCAA National Tournament ... Scored 20 points in that game to go along with 12 rebounds, four blocks and a steal to lift the Lady Cards past East Mississippi Community College ... Teammates with fellow LSU signee Taylor Booze ... Coached by Michael Landers, husband of former LSU assistant coach Kenya Larkin-Landers.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08 AT TRINITY VALLEY CC)
Averaged 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game in her first season while helping guide the Lady Cards to the JUCO national tournament and a 26-7 overall record ... Enrolled at Trinity Valley Community College after her senior year in high school.
A two-time Class 4A first team all-state performer at McDonogh 35 in New Orleans where she led her team to state title game appearances in 2006 and 2007 after Hurricane Katrina ... As a senior, averaged 17.0 points per game and posted 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per contest as a junior ... Overcame obstacles after Hurricane Katrina when her house was destroyed and she was forced to evacuate to Memphis, Houston and California before eventually returning to New Orleans ... Coached by Danielle Allen-Lewis at McDonogh 35.
Full name is Jasmine Bernice Nelson ... Born on May 28, 1989, in New Orleans, La. ... Daughter of James and Fayetta Nelson ... Has one older brother, James Nelson III ... Chose to attend LSU "to be home and play in front of her family" ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
NELSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Points 10 vs. Kentucky; Jan. 28, 2010
Rebounds 10 vs. Tennessee; Jan. 24, 2010
Field Goals 4 vs. Kentucky; Jan. 28, 2010
FG Attempts 8 vs. Ole Miss; Feb. 7, 2010
3-Pt Field Goals 0 n/a
3-Pt FG Attempts 0 n/a
Free Throws 4 twice; last vs. Ole Miss; Feb. 7, 2010
FT Attempts 11 vs. Houston Baptist; Dec. 15, 2010
Assists 1 several times; last vs. Mississippi State; Feb. 28, 2010
Steals 3 vs. Ole Miss; Feb. 7, 2010
Blocks 4 vs. Houston; Nov. 21, 2010
Minutes 26 vs. Ole Miss; Feb. 7, 2010 (3OT)