|High School:||Northfield Mount Hermon|
Appeared in 15 games, averaging nearly nine minutes per contest ... Scored three points in collegiate debut at Holy Cross (11/13) ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Bryant (11/20) ... Had eight points in 15 minutes at #13 UConn (12/6) ... Had six points in 15 minutes off the bench against Dartmouth (1/09) ... Hit both 3-point attempts in an eight-point outing in nine minutes at Columbia (1/29).
Missed the season after having shoulder surgery.
Son of Anne and Jeff ... Local product who attended Northfield Mt. Hermon and played under head coach John Carroll for a team perennially ranked among the nation's top prep schools ... Rated as the best incoming freshman power forward in the Ivy League by Rivals.com ... Previously played at Weston High School where he was a two-time Dual County All-League selection ... In his sophomore year at Weston, he averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks per game ... Invited to play in the Hoop Mountain Greater Boston All-Star Game, held in late March at Harvard ... Ranked as the 12th-best player in Massachusetts by the New England Recruiting Report ... At NMH, led team to a pair of NEPSAC Class A tournament appearances ... One of three players at NMH and 24 players from the state of Massachusetts to be nominated as a McDonald's All-American ... As a senior, shot 52 percent from the floor, 38 percent from long range and 81 percent from the free throw line ... Averaged nearly six rebounds per game ... Blocked six shots to give coach Carroll his first win at NMH with a 74-61 win over Champlain St. Lambert in his senior opener ... Had 16 rebounds in a 59-58 win over Blair Academy ... Had 10 rebounds in a win over Worcester Academy ... Had 11 Rebounds in a win over New Hampton ... Had 10 rebounds and scored 17 second half points in a win over Cushing ... Played in the New England Elite 75 Showcase at Boston University prior to his senior season ... NMH posted a 16-4 overall record during his junior season on a team which featured nine seniors, seven of which signed with Division I programs ... Averaged 12 points and seven rebounds, often playing half the game ... Played AAU basketball for the New England Playaz ... Team won the 2007 Hall of Fame National Invitational 17U national championship ... Previously played for the Metro Boston club and Fidelity House Kings ... Attended the Virginia Elite Camp ... Also played ultimate frisbee at NMH ... Honor Roll member ... Van Nest's former high school teammates, David Rufful and Josh Riddle are playing at Dartmouth.