SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT
WATCH: Standout basketball participant Lynisha Nelson joined her brother, former Palm Bay Pirate, Florida Gator and two-time All-Professional Reggie Nelson, within the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
Whereas taking part in for the Panthers, Nelson left her record-setting mark on the Florida Tech basketball court docket
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Standout basketball participant Lynisha Nelson has joined her brother, former Palm Bay Pirate, Florida Gator, and two-time All-Professional Reggie Nelson within the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
The Nelsons are the first-ever siblings to be inducted into the historical past of the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame. Reggie was inducted within the inaugural Class of 2012, and Lynisha, this 12 months, with the Class of 2021.
Lynisha Nelson, one of many high basketball gamers to ever come out of Brevard County, goes into the Corridor of Fame within the faculty class. Nevertheless, she might have simply as simply gone in, within the prep class.
In highschool, Lynisha Nelson scored greater than 1,000 factors for Melbourne Central Catholic. She acquired varsity letters all 4 years whereas taking part in for the Hustlers, and whereas at MCC, she was the definition of a student-athlete. She was an honor roll scholar in addition to a top-flight ballplayer.
After graduating from Melbourne Central Catholic, Lynisha Nelson attended the Florida Institute of Expertise, which was only a brief drive for her from MCC. When speaking about why she selected Florida Tech, she stated she preferred the truth that it was a smaller faculty and beloved the lecturers.
“I beloved the one-on-one interplay with my professors,” stated Lynisha Nelson. “That was a significant factor for me in selecting Florida Tech.”
Whereas taking part in for the Panthers, Lynisha Nelson left her record-setting mark on the basketball court docket. After closing out her profession within the 2010-2011 season, she completed with essentially the most profession free throws made (488), most assists (605) and most steals (409).
Lynisha Nelson additionally garnered fairly just a few particular person awards as she was a two-time Sunshine State Convention Defensive Participant of the 12 months, was named First Staff All-SSC for 3 consecutive years and was chosen All-South Area Second Staff for 3 consecutive years.
She confirmed her versatility her senior 12 months, main the Panthers in factors per recreation (16.0), factors scored (527), subject objectives made (155), free throws made (164), assists (192) and steals (122).
After graduating from Florida Tech, Nelson made the choice to enlist within the U.S. Military. She was within the service for 3 years and is at the moment within the Military Nationwide Guard with the rank of Sergeant.
When requested if she realized something from taking part in sports activities which have carried over to her profession within the army, she talked in regards to the significance of “teamwork.” She went on to say, “Nothing can actually get performed with no staff.”
Being inducted right into a Sports activities Corridor of Fame is nothing new for Nelson, as she was inducted into the Florida Tech Sports activities Corridor of Fame Class of 2018.
Reggie Nelson and now Lynisha Nelson are each members of the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame and are among the many greatest athletes to ever come out of Brevard County.
When placed on the spot and requested who’s the higher athlete, herself or her brother, Lynisha laughed and stated, “Positively me! I gained a few back-yard video games!” She additionally stated in the event you requested Reggie, he would say he’s!
No matter who’s the higher athlete, the brother-sister staff of Lynisha and Reggie is the first-ever for the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
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Area Coast Day by day created the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 2011 and has up to now inducted greater than 200 of Brevard County’s most excellent athletes, coaches and sports activities personalities.
Serving on the committee are Area Coast Day by day President & Writer Tom Palermo, Associate Giles Malone, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo, Managing Editor Zach Clark, the Friday Evening Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong, Sports activities Editor Juan Rodriguez, Social Media Director Matt O’Hern, Assistant Editor Jordan Rocco, Digital Producers Ron Lighthall, Gavin Keith and Michael Malone, Manufacturing Director Brian Dillon, Sports activities Broadcaster Daryl Durand and Novice Athletic Union President Rusty Buchanan.
The principle athletic constructing on the Melbourne Campus hosts the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame, as portraits of the Corridor of Famers are displayed on the wall within the constructing’s primary hallway that runs parallel to the gymnasium and outdoors the athletic division places of work.
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