Jenks Basketball’s Anfernee Nelson: Character Counts Presented By BancFirst Jenks

By Travis Sloat

Creating a “brotherhood” mentality isn’t something specific to the Duke Blue Devils. In fact, it’s of the utmost importance to Jenks Trojan Anfernee Nelson.

The senior guard said he’s been playing basketball since the second grade, when he fell in love with the sport.

“I love winning,” Nelson said. “I also love trying to create a brotherhood with my teammates. I want to use that brotherhood to help the team get a gold ball at the end of this season. Personally, I want to get a scholarship to play basketball after my senior year.”

Nelson said he tries to model his game after James Harden.

“I like how he gets his shots off, and gets to the line,” he said. “He is also very capable of drawing a foul on the other team, and getting his teammates involved in the game.”

As a senior, Nelson said leadership is important to him, and he works hard to make sure the underclassmen see him as a good example.

“I think having character means being responsible and respectful,” Nelson said. “I also want to be passionate on and off the court. I try to be vocal, and bring a positive energy with every practice. I also want to be available to help my teammates with anything, both on and off the court.”

Nelson said he doesn’t have a college picked out just yet, but finding one that makes him a better person is important.

“There are a lot of colleges I want to play for, but I want to go to a school that will help me grow as a player and trust me in games,” Nelson said. “And I would like to major in business as well.”