44 Andrew Nicholson
44 Andrew Nicholson
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Father Michael Goetz Secondary School
Position: F
Experience: 1L

Career stats 

As A Junior (2010-11)
Game-by-game stats
Started all 31 games for the Bonnies to bring his consecutive starts streak to 62 games … NABC All-District First Team ... All-Atlantic 10 First TeamAtlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 20 with eventual conference Player of the Year Tu Holloway … Atlantic 10 Preseason and All-Defensive First Team selection … career field goal percentage (.576, 589-1022) is tied for first with Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and Bona legend Bob Lanier … ranked 15th nationally and led the A-10 with 20.8 ppg ... season field goal percentage (.571, 237-415) ranked 20th nationally and eighth on the school’s single-season list …became the 38th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point barrier with a foul-line jumper in the first half of the Niagara game … blocked 45 shots, the 9th highest total in school single-season history and now sits in sole possession of second place on the career list (181) … enters his senior campaign with 1,512 career points and 618 rebounds, good for 13th on the St. Bonaventure scoring list and 22nd on the rebounding ledger …career scoring average (16.6 ppg) is tied for 12th all-time … first player in school history to shoot 200 or more free throws in a season (232) …played 35 or more minutes 14 times, including complete games against against Ohio (4OT, 60 minutes), Charlotte (3OT, 55 minutes), Niagara and Marshall ... 30 points and 13 rebounds against La Salle in the first round of the A-10 Championship were the highest championship totals in St. Bonaventure history …scored 30 or more points five times, including back-to-back games against Rhode Island (Mar. 5) and La Salle (Mar. 8) … booked 10 or more points in all but one (9 points at Rhode Island, Jan. 16) …recorded 11 double-doubles, including a streak of five straight between Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 …hit back-to-back game-winning jump shots vs. Buffalo (Dec. 4) and St. John’s (Dec. 7) … scored a career-high 44 points, on 14-of-19 field goals and 16-of-25 from the line, while pulling down 12 boards in a four-overtime thriller vs. Ohio (Dec. 18), the longest game in SBU history … turned in one of his most impressive performances in a Bona uniform on the road against Dayton, where he went 15-for-23 from the field for 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 35 minutes.

As A Sophomore (2009-10) Game-by-game stats
Started all 30 games he played in … Second Team All-Atlantic 10 … ranked 18th nationally, second in the A-10, in field goal percentage at .564 (198-351), the ninth-best season total in program history … enters the year as St. Bonaventure’s all-time field goal percentage leader (.580, 352-607) ahead of Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and St. Bonaventure great Bob Lanier … moved to third on the career blocks list (136), needing just 28 more to pass Eric Stover (163) for second place … 51 blocks tallied during the season are the seventh-highest total on the program’s ledger …  led the team and was seventh among A-10 competition in scoring at 16.4 points per game … paced the squad and listed 10th in the conference in rebounding (7.1), the second-best mark among league sophomores … Scored a career-high 29 points on two separate occasions, the first of which came on 11-of-13 shooting from the floor with a career-best 14 rebounds against Norfolk State (Nov. 28) … equaled his high water mark at Duquesne (Jan. 23), where he played the full 40 minutes … also tallied 26 points twice during the year versus St. John’s (Nov. 17) and at Massachusetts (Jan. 20) … both 24-point performances came on the road opposite Niagara (Dec. 22) and La Salle (Feb. 21) with seven and eight rebounds, respectively …  blocked three or more shots seven times, including a season-best six at Charlotte (Jan. 9) … recorded a field goal percentage at or above .600 in 15 of 30 games played, including 9-of-10 at Syracuse (Dec. 19) …  booked a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards against Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 27) at the Riley Center … chipped in with 16 points and 13 rebounds against Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 7) …  converted 7-of-10 free throws on three separate occasions and was perfect from the line in seven contests with an 8-of-8 performance versus Savannah State (Dec. 12).

As A Freshman (2008-09) Game-by-game stats
Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ... also named to the CollegeHoopsNet.com Freshman All-American team ... won the A-10 Rookie of the Week award a program record six times ... made 25 starts out of 30 games played ... led all freshmen nationally in field goal percentage (.602) and blocks (81) ... one of two players in the nation to rank in the top 15 in field goal percentage (12th) and blocks (11th) ... ranked second on the team at 12.5 points per game ... 6.0 rebounds per game were good for third on the team and 14th in the A-10 ... finished second in the A-10 in both field goal percentage and blocked shots ... led all A-10 freshmen in six different categories ... .602 field goal percentage set a program single-season record, while his 81 blocks were third ... scored in double figures 21 times ... tied for the team lead with three 20-point games and had three double-doubles ... led the team in scoring and rebounding on 10 occasions, including both in the same game five times ... had a team-high 37 dunks ... recorded a block in 25 games, including two or more 19 times ... blocked five or more shots six times ... posted first career double-double in first career start during a win over Rutgers (Nov. 23) with 15 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and five blocks ... followed with a 13-point, nine-rebound effort against Mississippi State (Nov. 25) and All-American candidate Jarvis Varnado ... just missed recording a triple double with 16 points, nine rebounds and a then-school record tying eight blocks in a win against Princeton (Dec. 6) ... closed the month of December by averaging 21.3 points and shooting 74 percent (25-34) over a three-game stretch ... scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the second half in a win at Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20) ... followed with an 11-of-14 performance for 23 points and seven rebounds against Niagara (Dec. 23) ... just missed recording another triple-double with 22 points, eight boards and school record nine blocks over a season-best 42 minutes in double-overtime win at Bucknell (Dec. 30) ... had 13 points and nine rebounds in first-ever A-10 game at Fordham (Jan. 7) ... averaged 23.5 points, 10 rebounds and 4.5 blocks over two games against Duquesne ... had 18 points on 7-of-8 from the floor with eight rebounds and three blocks in the first meeting on Jan. 10 ... exploded for a double-double at Duquesne (Jan. 31) that featured a season-bests of 29 points and 12 rebounds to go along with six blocks on 13-of-18 from the field ... fought through a foul-plagued 22 minutes to record 12 points, eight boards and six blocks in a win over La Salle (Feb. 7) ... went 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line at Rhode Island (Feb. 11) for 19 points, seven rebounds and four blocks ... had 10 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes in a win over UMass (Feb. 14) ... scored 15 points and hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds for third double-double in a win over Charlotte (Mar. 7) that clinched an A-10 Tournament berth ... finished the season with 13 points and six rebounds against Richmond in the A-10 Tournament.

High School
Named to the Toronto Star Fab Five team in back-to-back seasons (2007 & 08) ... named MVP of five different tournaments over two-year career ... as a senior, averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game ... coached Ray Kulig, led Father Michael Goetz to its second consecutive 38-win season ... named the MVP of the Sheridan College Cup and Burlington Classic in 2007-08 ... scored a season-high 27 points and added 11 rebounds against Eastern Commerce ... as a junior, led Father Michael Goetz to a 38-4 record, a Peel Region Senior Championship and a berth in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Quad-A playoffs ... averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and two steals en route to being honored by the Toronto Star ... earned MVP status at three tournaments, including the Pearson Invitational where he scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds during a victory in the championship game.

Born December 8, 1989 ... son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson ... has an older brother, Gary ... changed major from chemistry to physics.

In the News
Nov. 3, 2010: Andrew Nicholson Sees Bright Future
Nov. 19, 2010: St. Bonaventure's Nicholson Becoming Extraordinary
Dec. 7, 2010: St. John's Looks to Shut Down St. Bonaventure Star
Dec. 8, 2010: St. Bonaventure Star Hits Game-Winners in Back-to-Back Games
Dec. 20, 2010: Andrew Nicholson Named Hoops Report National Player of the Week
Dec. 21, 2010: Dear Professor ... (an apology to Andrew Nicholson)
Dec. 23, 2010: St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson Continues to Climb
March 6, 2011: Bona's Nicholson seems ticketed for big things
May 5, 2011: Nicholson Lands on Rivals.com Preseason All-High-Mid Major Team

St. Bonaventure's Nicholson becoming extraordinary