Salpointe senior Jaya Nelson to play hoops for Alderson Broaddus University

Jaya Nelson (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe standout Jaya Nelson announced her commitment to play basketball for Alderson Broaddus University on Wednesday. Nelson led the Lancers with 14.3 points per game last year and she has 840 points in her career. Salpointe finished 24-6 with a No. 6 ranking in the 4A Conference.

Alderson Broaddus University is located in West Virginia and the Battlers compete in the Mountain East Conference.


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