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DAVID NICHOLS

#11

Player profile

position
Guard
height
6-1
weight
185
year
Senior
hometown
Chicago, Ill.
high school
Mount Carmel
other college
University of Albany

ON NICHOLS

A graduate transfer from the University of Albany who will play his final season of collegiate eligibility at Florida State for Leonard Hamilton and his staff during the 2018-19 season…announced his intentions to transfer to Florida State on April 9, 2018 after playing three seasons at Albany…earned his undergraduate degree from Albany in Communications with a minor in Business…will earn a master’s degree in Sport Management while at Florida State…drew interest from Florida State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Xavier, SMU, DePaul and Nevada as he planned to spend his final season of collegiate eligibility at a different school…the second graduate transfer in Florida State’s history…Jeff Peterson transferred to Florida State from Arkansas in 2012 and was a major player as Florida State won its first ACC Championship in school history…earned America East All-Conference First Team honors in 2017 – one of only 11 players in school history to earn first-team honors in the America East in school history…earned American East All-Tournament team honors in 2017 and became only the 16th player in Albany history to be named to the AE All-Tournament team…played in two national postseason tournaments while at Albany – the CBI in 2016 and the CIT in 2017…one of 11 student-athletes at Albany to earn a Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2017-18 academic year as presented by the America East Conference…the incredibly tough criteria to be named to the America East Presidential List includes a 3.75 career cumulative GPA and the student-athlete earning his or her degree in that academic year…honored as the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a sophomore in 2017…named to the America East All-Academic Team in 2017…named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I Team in 2017…one of four Academic All-District First-Team selections in the history of the Albany program…the 2017 America East Winter Scholar-Athlete for the sport of men’s basketball…a Dean’s List honoree at Albany in each of his six semesters at the school…totaled 1,132 points in his 3-year career at Albany – the 27th highest total in school history…totaled 1,092 points during his last two seasons at Albany…averaged 16.5 points per game as a sophomore and a junior (1,092 points in 66 games)…one of only 11 Albany players to score 1,000 or more career points in the Dane’s history in the America East Conference…his career-high of 40 points against Hartford is tied for the best single-game scoring effort in school history with Gary Holway who scored 40 points vs. Utica on Feb. 27, 1957…his 40 points are an Albany record for points in a game since the Danes moved up to Division I in 1996…his 40 points outing gave Albany a 100-71 win over Hartford in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tournament on March 1, 2017…averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games against Memphis and Louisville during his final season at Albany – Florida State could play Memphis at the AdvoCare Classic and will play host to Louisville in ACC play during the 2018-19 season…an outstanding free throw shooter who shot .800 percent (156 of 195) from the free throw line in the final two seasons of his Albany career.

AS A JUNIOR (2018)

Averaged 14.6 points (third on the team), 4.3 rebounds (third), 1.2 steals (first) and 3.5 assists (second) while shooting .394 from the field, .365 from the 3-point line and .772 from the free throw line…started 31 of 32 games and averaged a career-high tying 33.8 minutes played per game…helped lead Albany to a 22-10 record and 10-6 record in the America East Conference…the Great Danes finished in fourth place in the standings in the America East…ranked 11th in scoring and as one of only 11 players in the America East to average 14 or more points per game during the 2017-18 season…ranked seventh in the conference in assists and eighth in minutes played…helped Albany rank second in the conference in scoring offense (74.2 ppg), third in scoring defense (68.2 ppg)…scored 467 points as a junior and scored his 1,000th career point against Vermont (Jan. 24) with an 11 point performance against the Catamounts…made a single-season career-high 57 3-point field goals including five each in victories at Dartmouth (Nov. 22), Stoney Brook (Jan. 10) and NCAA Tournament participant UMBC (Jan. 21)…totaled 17 points against UMBC – the team that became the first No 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history…multiple 3-point shots made came in 16 of his 32 games as a junior…scored his season-high of 29 points in Albany’s 86-82 win over Columbia (Dec. 21)…made his season-high of 11 field goals on his season-high of 18 field goal attempts in the victory over Columbia…was a perfect four of four from the free throw line and tied his career-high with five steals against Columbia…totaled 25 points in Albany’s 91-81 win on the road at UMass Lowell (Feb. 15)…was nine of 14 from the field (.643 percent), made four of five shots from the 3-point line (.800 percent) and made three of four free throws in the victory…scored 20 points against Hartford (Jan. 3) and in an 88-74 win at Boston University (Nov. 13)…played well against the high major teams on Albany’s schedule…scored 14 points, pulled down six rebounds, earned three assists and two steals as Albany fell, 67-58, on the road at Memphis (Dec. 12)…helped the Danes pull into a 45-45 tie with 10:15 remaining to play…the game was played at the Fed-Ex Forum…totaled 15 points in 35 minutes of playing time against Louisville from the ACC in the Dane’s slim, 70-68, loss on the road to a team that played in the 2018 NIT…helped put Albany in a position to tie the game at the second half buzzer on the road…led Albany with seven field goals made and totaled seven rebounds in 35 minutes of playing time…scored in double figures in 12 of his 16 conference games as he averaged in double figures (14.1 ppg) for the second consecutive year in conference play…20 or more points twice in America East play – 20 points against Hartford (Jan. 3) and 25 points in a 91-81 win over UMass Lowell (Feb 15)…a total of nine points from scoring in double figures in all 16 conference games…scored in double figures in 25 of 32 games including nine consecutive from Nov. 20 through Dec. 12 when he averaged 16.8 points per game with a 29-point outing against Columbia and a 14-point scoring effort against Memphis from Conference USA…back-to-back 19-point scoring efforts against Oneonta (Nov. 20) and at Dartmouth (Nov. 22) as he scored in double figures in 14 of the first 16 games of the season…eight consecutive double figure scoring efforts in conference play from Jan, 18 through Feb. 15…averaged 16.1 points in the eight games including a 25-point effort against UMass Lowell…totaled 37 steals with five coming against Columbia and four coming against Stony Brook (March 3) in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament…multiple steals came nine times and added to his combined sophomore and junior season total of 80 steals…two steals against high major opponent Memphis…ranked second on the team with a career-high tying 111 assists and a 3.5 assists per game average…totaled five or more assists in eight different games with his season-high of six assists coming in a victory over Holy Cross (Nov. 25), in consecutive games against New Hampshire (Feb. 3) and Vermont (Feb. 8) and against Stony Brook in the AE Tournament…an outstanding rebounder for a guard especially on the defensive end of the court…totaled a career-high 136 rebounds and a career-high 4.3 rebounds per game average to finish third among his teammates…totaled five or more rebounds in 17 of his 32 games with a season-high of seven rebounds coming at Louisville of the ACC, and against Stony Brook in the conference tournament…began the season with six rebounds in three consecutive games against Iona (Nov. 10), Boston University (Nov. 13) and Yale (Nov. 17)…averaged a career-high of 4.1 rebounds in Albany’s 16 conference games.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)

Averaged a career-high 17.9 points (first on the team), 3.5 rebounds (tied for sixth), 1.2 steals (first) and 3.2 assists (second) while leading the Great Danes in field goals made (248), 3-point shots made (51) and points scored (625)…the first Albany sophomore to earn America East All-Conference First Team honors….helped lead the Danes to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament…scored 15 points and pulled down four rebounds in Albany’s first round 59-55 loss to Saint Peters (March 16)…honored as the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball… also earned America East All-Academic Team and All-Tournament Team honors… a two-time America East Player of the Week honoree…CoSIDA Academic All-District I Team… made a single-season school record 248 field goals and scored 625 points – the second highest single season total in school history…his 625 points as a sophomore were only 65 points shy of setting the Danes’ single-season record for points in a season…his 248 field goals made and his 560 field goals attempted stand as Albany’s single-season standards…started 34 of 35 games and scored in double figures in 33 of 35 games including the final 22 games of the season….averaged a career-high 18.6 points in 16 conference games as a sophomore (297 points in 16 games)…totaled 10 games with at least 20 points and four games with at least 25 points…totaled a team-high 29 points in Albany Cup victory vs. Siena at SEFCU Arena (Nov. 27)…totaled 21 points and eight rebounds at Canisius (Dec. 12)…25 points and five assists vs. Binghamton (Jan. 19) and 28 points on 12-19 shooting in win over Maine (Jan. 22)… near double-double of 24 points and eight assists in home win over UMass Lowell (Feb. 1)…tied the Albany single-game record with 40 points on 14-of-22 shooting from the field in the Great Danes’ America East Tournament quarterfinal victory over Hartford (March 1)…double figures came in his first eight games of the season (139 points / 17.4 ppg) as Albany won four of its first eight games of the season…scored in double figures and at least 10 points in each of Albany’s final 22 games of the season (422 points / 19.2 ppg)…included in that streak of 22 games were one game of 40 points (against Hartford), three games of 25 points or more (25 against Binghamton, 28 against Maine and 40 against Hartford), and seven games of 20 or more points….was a total of six points away from scoring in double figures in each of Albany’s games…only games below 10 points were six points against Marist (Dec. 7) and eight points at SMU (Dec. 20)…averaged 13.3 points in three games against power 5 teams (19 at Penn State, 13 at Cincinnati and eight at SMU)…scored in double figures in each of Albany’s 16 America East games with at least 20 points in five conference games…his conference games career-high of 28 points came in Albany’s 81-63 victory over Maine (Jan. 22)…totaled 25 points in conference play in the Danes’ 84-65 victory over Binghamton (Jan. 19).

AS A FRESHMAN (2016)

Averaged 2.7 points (11th on the team), 0.5 rebounds (11th) in 5.1 minutes played per game…played in 15 games including seven of 16 America East Conference games…helped Albany finish with a record of 24-9 and 13-3 in America East play…scored his season-high of seven points against Oneonta (Nov. 21) and in conference play against Maine (Feb. 14)…scored points in 11 of the 15 games in which he earned playing time…scored four points at Cornell (Jan. 2), against UMass Lowell (Jan. 27), at Hartford (Jan. 30) and at Ohio in the first round of the CBI (March 16)… scored four points in five minutes of playing time in the Great Danes’ 94-90 loss to Ohio in the first round of the College Basketball Insider Tournament (March 16)…earned five minutes of playing time and was two of two from the free throw line as the Great Danes fell to Ohio, 94-90, in overtime at the Athens (Ohio) Convention Center…successful on each of his final six free throws of the season against UMass Lowell (Jan. 27), Maine (Feb. 14) and at Ohio in the CBI…shot .706 from the free throw line for the season…season-high two assists at Cornell and at UMass Lowell (Feb. 24)…his season high of three free throws made came in the fourth game of his career against Oneonta and helped him score his season high of seven points for the first of two times as a freshman…blocked the first shot of his career and scored seven points in the Great Danes’ 108-64 win over Maine (Feb. 14)…season-high of three rebounds and totaled four points in Albany’s 86-60 win at Hartford…earned playing time in each of the last four games of the season.

AT MOUNT CARMEL

Graduated from Mount Carmel in 2015…led the Caravan to a 21-9 record as a senior team captain when he averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game…named the Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year in 2014…earned All-City Third Team and All Area honor by the Chicago Sun Times as a senior…an All-State selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, also, as a senior…an All-Area selection by the Southtown Star and the Northwest Illinois Times as a senior…named to the Pekin Insurance Holiday All-Tournament Team in 2013-14.

PERSONAL

Born March 26, 1996…David is the son of Ann Davis and Donald Nichols, Jr. … has three brothers – Donald, Kendall and Ryan — and three sisters – Brittani, Christin and Erin…Brittani played basketball at Yale…major is sport management.