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Prep Athletes of the Year: 2012-13

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Scott Nelson went to work every day with Sycamore assistant coach Ryan Picolotti.

He drilled one-on-one against Sycamore’s other post players and practiced his offensive moves over and over, eventually developing a jump hook that few in the area could defend.

By the second half of his senior season Nelson emerged as one of the best all-around players in the area, his offense having finally caught up with the defense that was always there.

“When Scott played well, we obviously played much better as a team and were a much harder team to play against,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “We were a different team when we were getting that production inside out of him than when we weren’t.”