Chester Native, NBA Veteran Still Going Strong at 35

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Chester High graduate and Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson, center, gave younger players a peek into a pro’s working life at Lead Guard Invitational Camp. Image via David Swanson, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chester High school graduate and current Denver Nuggets point guard Jameer Nelson is not letting age slow him down, writes Mike Jensen for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 35-year-old NBA veteran who starred collegiately at Saint Joseph’s University is now the oldest player in the league under six feet, and his health is better than ever, according to his boxing trainer Henry Racich.


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“He’s in better shape than the first five years I trained him,’’ said Racich.

Nelson recently showed off his stamina to the younger generation of basketball players during the three-day Jameer Nelson Lead Guard Invitational Camp at Girard College. The camp was designed to provide the participants with a peek into Nelson’s working life.

To achieve this, the dozen players in the camp started off with boxing workouts, which were followed by skills work.

“It’s not just, ‘Go get a basketball and shoot 100 jump shots,’” said Nelson.

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