Name: Swen Nelson
Year Inducted: 1979
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations:
Lockport High School
Biography: Swen Nelson is a native of Sweden where he competed in soccer as a youngster. The retired Lockport building contractor says that he didn’t attend high school, because in those days high school was only for the rich. Since coming to Lockport, Swen has been a season ticket holder for 38 seasons prior to his induction in 1979. In that span he witnessed more than 98 percent of the Porters’ games.