David Nielsen Athlete Profile

#50 David Nielsen

David Nielsen
Position: Guard Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Roster Years: 1998-2000 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Brighton High School


Born in Salt Lake City ... parents are Craig and Jerri ... served an LDS Church mission to Santiago, Chile ... was a mission companion with teammate Todd Christensen who also went to Chile on his mission ... father played at the University of Utah in 1973-74 ... likes hiking, rowing and playing the piano ... recruited by Stanford, Utah, Purdue and Syracuse.

Before BYU

Was the student-body secretary at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City ... lettered three times in basketball ... was two-time all-state, playing all five positions for the Bengals ... led the State 5A class in scoring his junior year ... led his team to the state title in 1996 ... averaged 18.5 points 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game ... coached by Jim Jimas (BYU) ... signed letter with BYU in November 1995 and went on a mission before enrolling at BYU last year.