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High School Basketball

Sidelined at Central Catholic, Tyler Nelson maintains a leading role

LAWRENCE — As the Central Catholic boys’ basketball team practiced Wednesday afternoon, star guard Tyler Nelson stood at center court in street clothes, barking out bits of advice to his teammates while scratching at a red cast on his left arm.

The senior captain, bound for Fairfield University on a basketball scholarship, broke his wrist on Nov. 19 while diving for a loose ball during North Andover’s Fall Ball championship game against St. John’s Prep.

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