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UVU women’s basketball adds Utah State transfer

By Staff | Jun 13, 2022

UVU head coach Dan Nielson directs his team during the game against UNLV at the UCCU Center in Orem on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Jared Lloyd, Daily Herald)

Utah Valley University head coach Dan Nielson has announced the signing of Utah State transfer Halle Nelson. Nelson will join the Wolverines for this coming season and will be a redshirt sophomore in 2022-23.

“We’re really excited to finally have Halle at UVU,” Nielson said. “Her ability to shoot and get to the basket, all while guarding multiple spots make us better immediately. That versatility will make her an important piece of our team for the next few years. We can’t wait to get working with her this summer!”

As a freshman in 2020-21 at Utah State, the 6-foot-1 Nelson appeared in 14 games and averaged 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. She recorded career-highs of 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals against UNLV. Nelson also received Academic All-Mountain West honors and was a MW Scholar-Athlete. She redshirted the 2021-22 season.

Nelson prepped at American Fork High School and was a two-time second team all-state selection at the 6A level. She averaged 12.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.9 assists per game as a senior in 2019-20. She was also part of a state championship team as a freshman in 2017. Nelson also played club with Colorado Premier EYBL.

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