One trait in successful basketball players that is vital, but not often talked about, is perseverance. Being able to build a career through the years while navigating obstacles is as important as learning to shoot or play defense. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson has navigated obstacles his whole college career, and now he looks forward to doing the same as professional player.
HERE'S A HEAD SCRATCHER. Oregon State's Roberto Nelson led the conference in scoring this year. Yet when the Pac-12 all-conference teams were unveiled on Monday, Nelson was tabbed second team. It is only the third time since 1955 a player has lead the conference in scoring and not made the first team.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Roberto Nelson scored six of his 15 points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throw with 2:50 remaining, to lead Oregon State to a 78-76 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.
Jermaine Marshall's 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds to play in regulation time capped Arizona State's comeback from a 14-point deficit in the second half and forced overtime...
Roberto Nelson had 14 points and Oregon State managed to hold off a final charge and beat USC 76-66, sweeping the season series on Thursday night.
Oregon State (15-12, 7-8 Pac-12) allowed USC to get as close as 69-64 with 1:44 to play. But the Trojans had to foul to extend the game and Oregon State converted the free throws it needed to hang on.
Angus Brandt added 13 points for...
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February 28, 2014
Oregon State rallied in the second half of its previous game behind Roberto Nelson.
With their leading scorer unable to shake Arizona's defenders, though, the Beavers had little chance of a repeat performance.
Oregon State dug itself a double-digit hole by halftime and Nelson struggled against No. 2 Arizona's pressure all night, sending the Beavers to a 76-54 loss on Sunday...
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February 10, 2014
Roberto Nelson scored four of his 24 points in overtime, including the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds remaining, to lift Oregon State past USC 76-75 Thursday night.
Pe'Shon Howard had a chance to pull USC even after making the first of two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, but missed the second and Devon Collier grabbed the rebound for Oregon State.
Angus Brandt finished...
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January 31, 2014
Roberto Nelson came into the game leading the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.5 per game and needing 22 points to move into sixth on Oregon State's all-time scoring list.
The junior guard finished with 26 points, hitting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:08, as the Beavers held off Washington State for a 66-55 win Wednesday night.
"He rarely forced anything out there today,"...
For any collegiate athlete, whether they are playing at a Division 1 school, or a community college, the road to the “next level” is always a rather bumpy ride.
In Oregon State senior shooting guard Roberto Nelson’s case, those bumps have come at a dime a dozen.
Going all the way back to his time with the AAU club team, the Compton Magic, Nelson learned how to be content...
ROBERTO NELSON DIDN’T score a point in the first half against Colorado. But it didn’t take long in the second half for him to give Oregon State the lead. The Beavs picked up a pair of double-doubles from and OSU upset Colorado 64-58 on the road.
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Roberto Nelson had 26 points and five rebounds, and Oregon State pulled away from Utah in the second half for an 82-64 win Wednesday night.
Joe Burton added 17 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Oregon State (12-11, 2-8 Pac-12), which recorded its highest point total in a conference game this season.
Brandon Taylor had a season-high 21 points and six assists, and Jarred...