44 Andrew Nicholson
44 Andrew Nicholson
Height: 6-9
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Father Michael Goetz Secondary School
Position: F

Career Stats 

As A Senior (2011-12) Game-by-game stats

2012 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year ... 2012 All-American Honorable Mention ... also earned his second straight First Team and All-Defensive Team citations ... seventh player in the 35-year history of the league to earn both Rookie and Player of the Year honors and the first Bona hoopster to earn the top overall award since Earl Belcher won two in a row in 1980 and 81 ... Became the first Player in the history of the league to earn four straight Player of the Week awards … closed his career with a streak of 12 straight games with at least 19 points, including six double-doubles and a 26-point, 14-rebound, eight-block effort in the A-10 final, en route to Most Outstanding Player honors ... Nicholson scored his 2,000th career point and averaged a double-double in the final week of the season, posting 25.5 points and 11.0 rebounds … recorded his fourth double-double in six games in the classic win over Saint Joseph’s in two overtimes, assisting on a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and draining an NBA-range 3 himself that forced a second extra frame … totaled 32 points, 14 boards, and made three of his five three-point attempts to pace the Bonnies in the upset, before adding 19 points and eight boards in a loss to La Salle to conclude the regular season … scored his 2,000th point while being fouled at the 18:18 mark of the second half, and completed the traditional three-point play with a free throw ... scored 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and made a barrage of clutch 3s to carry the Bonnies to a gutty, back-and-forth victory over Saint Joseph’s in 2OT ... found Matthew Wright open for a corner 3 at the end of regulation, and nailed the trey that forced a second overtime in a game widely considered as an instant classic ... averaged 27.5 points and 10.0 rebounds vs. Fordham and Charlotte and shot shot 67.7 percent from the floor (21-31), making three of his five 3-point attempts to go with four assists and three blocks for his third consecutive A-10 Player of the Week honor ... became just the third player in league history to earn three consecutive nods behind Xavier’s Brian Thornton and David West, and was the latest in the season that any player had been so honored ... scored 17 points in the first half en route to his 23rd career double-double vs. Charlotte (Feb. 25) ... completed his eighth career 30-point game vs. Fordham (Feb. 22), totaling 30 and nine on 10-of-14 from the floor in 31 minutes ... earned A-10 Co-Player of the Week honors for the second straight week after averaging 25.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 4-of-4 from 3-point range and 60 percent from the floor overall ... completed his fifth double-double of the season on Senior Day with 32 points and 13 rebounds versus Rhode Island (Feb. 18) ... led the Bonnies with 19 points, including 12 in the second half, against Temple (Feb. 15) as SBU nearly erased a 14-point deficit ... averaged 22.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and shot 19-of-30 (63.3 percent) against UMass and Duquense to earn   Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week honors ... totaled 21 points and 23 rebounds vs. Duquesne (Feb. 11), marking the first 20-20 game in Bona history since Bob Lanier had 34 and 27 in 1967 ... posted 24 points on 11-of-17 from the floor while snaring nine caroms opposite UMass (Feb. 8) ... booked an efficient 6-for-7, 14-point, eight-rebound night against Richmond (Jan. 28) despite fouling out in 26 minutes ... scored 16 points and grabbed six boards in just 26 minutes against Rhode Island (Jan. 25) ... booked 19 points and nine rebounds in just 24 minutes in a rout of Fordham (Jan. 21), the Bonnies’ biggest win (+44) in Atlantic 10 play ... averaged 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks across a pair of A-10 games vs. Dayton and Xavier to earn Atlantic 10 Player of the Week ... paced the Bonnies with 20 and seven at Xavier (Jan. 14) ... exploded for 30 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks and two steals in the win over Dayton (Jan. 11) - the Bonnies first over the Flyers since Feb. 3, 2002 ... it was just the third 30+/10+/5+ game in the nation over the previous two seasons, and the first time a player from the A-10 accomplished the feat since Ahmad Nivins in 2008 ... moved past J.R. Bremer, Marques Green and Fred Crawford into sixth on the all-time scoring list ... recorded his 1,700th career point - the 10th player in school history to break that barrier - on a two-handed slam to open the second half at Duquesne (Jan.7) in his 100th career start ... also moved into the top 10 on the school’s career rebounds list in that game ... scored 10 of the Bonnies first 13 points of the second half as well ... finished 3-of-5 from the field and the foul line in 15 foul-limited minutes against Niagara (Dec. 30) to help the Bonnies snap an eight game skid versus the Purple Eagles and complete the first Big Four sweep in program history ... moved into the top 10 in career scoring and rebounding with his 16-point six-rebound outing against the NC State Wolfpack (Dec. 20) in Rochester ... his six rebounds tied for a game-high to go with 18 points in the win over Loyola (Md.), (Dec. 18), his 100th career game ... posted his second double-double of the campaign with a 10-point, 10-rebound performance against Canisius (Nov. 18) ... moved past Caswell Cyrus for 13th in school history with 683 career rebounds in the win over the Golden Griffins ... recorded a career-high three steals at 24/22 Illinois (Dec. 7) to go with game-highs of 17 points and eight boards … limited reigning Big 10 Co-Player of the Week Meyers Leonard to just three shots in 29 minutes ... led the Bonnies with 23 points and eight rebounds to help SBU bounce back at Buffalo (Dec. 3) ... scored eight of the Bonnies’ final 10 points in that contest ... game-high nine rebounds versus Arkansas State (Dec. 1) ... had his streak of 18 straight double-digit scoring games end in the loss at Virginia Tech (Nov. 27), where he tallied nine points and snared seven rebounds ... notched his first double-double of the season (14 pts, 12 rebs) and 18th of his career in the victory over Siena (Nov. 21) ... made his first 3-pointer of the season en route to 19 points and six rebounds before fouling out with 3:32 left in a loss at Cleveland State (Nov. 18) ... passed Bona legend Sam Stith on the career rebounding list and scored 24 points, including a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line, in the season-opening win over Cornell (Nov. 11).

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 ninth 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 … Ranked fifth in school single-season history with 165 free throws made … 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.

Personal
Has a 7-3 wingspan (87"), the longest on the team ... Born December 8, 1989 ... son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson ... has an older brother, Gary ... changed major from chemistry to physics.

In the News
Oct. 23, 2009: Bonni-Fide Talent
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
July 6, 2011: Andrew Nicholson: The Gentlemanly Giant
Aug. 15, 2011: The Top 10 Players in Non-Big Six Basketball
Sept. 8, 2011: Son of welder, afterthought coach have Bonnies on upward arc
Oct. 17, 2011: Nicholson Has Bonnies Thinking Big
Nov. 1, 2011: Nicholson Credited for Putting Bonnies Back on Map
Nov. 2, 2011: A-10s Best Power Forwards
Nov. 10, 2011: Bona's Andrew Nicholson Spreading His Wings
Nov. 15, 2011: Spotlight on Canadian Big Man Intensifies
Dec. 18, 2011: Add Patsos to the Growing List of Nicholson Admirers
Winter 2011: The Accidental Superstar
Jan. 12, 2012: Nicholson Administers Lesson in Leadership
Jan. 12, 2012: This Was the Nicholson Bona Fans Expected
Feb. 11, 2012: Nicholson Eyes Future in NBA, Physics
Feb. 12, 2012: Bona's Nicholson Has 20-20 Experience

Feb. 21, 2012: NetScouts names Nicholson Player of the Week
Feb. 29, 2012: Nicholson to Bid Adieu to Reilly Center
March 11, 2012: Nicholson's 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocks lead Bonnies to first A10 title
March 11, 2012: Nicholson leads Bonnies into tourney
March 11, 2012: Andrew Nicholson paces St. Bonaventure into NCAA field
March 11, 2012: Canadian's Bonnies to open to open vs. 'Noles
March 11, 2012: Andrew Nicholson Sunday Morning Podcast with David Grossman
March 12, 2012: March Madness: Andrew Nicholson of Mississauga leads St. Bonaventure Bonnies against Florida St. in NCAA tournament
March 12, 2012: Nicholson roars into March Madness
March 13, 2012: St. Bonaventure Finds Success Under Schmidt, Nicholson
March 13, 2012: Bonnies star Nicholson leads Canadian contingent at March Madness
March 14, 2012: March Madness: Andrew Nicholson, star of St. Bonaventure Bonnies, is also an academic all-star
March 15, 2012: Rebirth of the Bonnies: Andrew Nicholson Leads St. Bonaventure Into N.C.A.A. Tournament
March 15, 2012: March Madness: Mississauga's Andrew Nicholson leads St. Bonaventure Bonnies
March 16, 2012: Andrew Nicholson and the statistic overlooked
March 16, 2012: Mark Schmidt "Lucked Out" With Andrew Nicholson
March 16, 2012: How a Canadian revived NCAA scandal-tainted basketball team
April 9, 2012: Nicholson Named to NetScouts All-International Team
June 8, 2012: NBA Draft Combine: Dozen winners and losers
June 11, 2012: Canadian Prospect Andrew Nicholson Impresses at NBA Draft Combine
June 25, 2012: Andrew Nicholson could be a fit for Cavs at No. 24
June 25, 2012: Andrew Nicholson's Best and Worse Case NBA Player Comparison
June 25, 2012: 8 Under-the-Radar Player You Must See
June 25, 2012: Draft Buzz, Andrew Nicholson Moving Up
June 26, 2012: St. Bonaventure Landed Andrew Nicholson Thanks to a Broken Phone?
June 27, 2012: Potential NBA Draft Busts and Steals

 

 


St. Bonaventure's Nicholson becoming extraordinary