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UCI's Nelson shooting for opportunities

UCI's Nelson shooting for opportunities

With graduation season reaching an end, former students are searching for career opportunities. UC Irvine product Luke Nelson’s job interviews are taking place on the basketball court, including recent workouts for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic.

Nelson, the 2017 Big West Conference Player of the Year who averaged 16.9 points as a senior, should have an opportunity to catch on with a team in the NBA Summer League, UCI coach Russell Turner said.

“It wouldn’t surprise me to see him in the NBA at some point,” said Turner, who worked for five seasons as an NBA assistant with the Golden State Warriors before coming to UCI. “Like a lot of guys in...

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