March 26, 2008
The Vermont Frost Heaves begin defense of their ABA Championship in earnest Thursday night when they take on the San Francisco Rumble in Quebec City's Pavillon de la Jeunesse . It's a 5 PM quarterfinal game to open the ABA's Final 8.
One Vermont player with a lot of playoff background is first year Frost Heave Erik Nelson. The same Erik Nelson who starred for 4 years at UVM. Does he treat this any differently ?
" No, I'm just treating it exactly the same.", said the 6-7 power forward. " I've had 9 professional seasons under my belt and we've won 3 Dutch national championships. Hopefully, I'm just going to go into this just win..that's all you got to do."
Coach Will Voigt knew what he was getting and why he wanted him when they signed nelson.
" Eric Nelson comes to us with a wealth of experience in winning. He won several Dutch championships. He's been in those positions before and we're going to rely on him. That's why we brought him in."
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