|High School:||Father Michael Goetz Secondary School|
At A Glance
Turned in one of the best freshman campaigns in program history … became just the second player in program history to be named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and the eighth to make the A-10 All-Rookie team … set the single-season record for field goal percentage (.602) … 81 blocks were the third-best total in single-season history and the fourth-best total by an A-10 freshman … also established a new single-game record with nine blocks against Bucknell … named to A-10 Preseason All-Conference second team and All-Defensive team … only player to be named to a pair of preseason A-10 teams.
As A Freshman (2008-09)
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.
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 ... chemistry major.