Cager Nelson motivated by mom’s fighting spirit

Junior forward Pat Nelson, a top reserve for the Phoenix men’s basketball team, is motivated by the strength of his mother, Carol. Although she never smoked, Carol developed lung cancer, possibly as an after-effect of childhood pneumonia. “It’s been tough,” Nelson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “But she’s fighting, and it brings me some motivation to see how hard she fights and the strength she has.” Read more.