Gifford Nielsen Athlete Profile

#34 Gifford Nielsen

Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 6-5 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 1973-1975 Hometown: Provo, UT

Personal

Son of Stan and Lois Nielsen ... Provo native, whose father played basketball for the Cougars ... majored in public relations.

Before BYU

All-America selection in both football and basketball at Provo High School ... reglar on the basketball team that captured the state title for two consecutive years ... also lettered three years in golf.

Stats

NIELSEN YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Rbd. Avg. PF-FO Pts. Avg
1973-74 18 20-52 .385 23-34 .676 24 1.1 22-0 63 3.5
1974-75 15 88-180 .489 50-68 .735 94 3.6 89-7 226 8.7
Total 33 108-232 .466 73-102 .716 118 3.6 111-7 289 8.8



1973-1974 | Freshman Year

Played in five games with jayvee, hitting 63 percent of his shots from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line ... averaged 15.2 points in jayvee appearances ... best game was 12-point 6-rebound effort.

1974-1975 | Sophomore Year

Led team with 19 points vs. Texas and 24 points vs. Colorado State,