Jameer Nelson and Saint Joseph's Nominated for ESPYs

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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Jameer Nelson and his Saint Joseph's teammates have been nominated for a pair of ESPYs, which will be presented at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Wednesday, July 14 (ESPN will air the event on Sunday, July 18 at 9:00 pm ET). Nominees were announced for all 36 categories, which for the first time will be voted on completely by fans. Voting has begun at www.espn.com and will continue through July 9. Winners will be announced on the telecast.

The 12th annual ESPY Awards Presented by GMC and Under Armour will gather sports and entertainment celebrities to recognize top achievements, relive memorable moments and salute the best performers. Actor/comedian Jamie Foxx will host.

Nelson is a finalist for the Best Male College Athlete. The consensus national player of the year, who was selected 20th in the NBA Draft, will vie for the award with Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh football), Emeka Okafor (Connecticut basketball), and Jason White (Oklahoma football).

The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team has been nominated for Game of the Year for their battle with Oklahoma State in the NCAA regional finals. Also nominated are a Little League World Series game between Saugus, MA and Richmond, TX, the Super Bowl, and American League Championship Series Game 7 between the Yankees and Red Sox.

Also during the ESPY Awards, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. This year's honor will go to Liberian-born UNICEF Ambassador George Weah, Africa's all-time greatest soccer star who has, at great risk, worked tirelessly to help his war-torn country.


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