Ahmad Nivins

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Ahmad Nivins
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ASVEL Basket
Position Power forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 27)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school St. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
College Saint Joseph's (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Bàsquet Manresa
2010–2012 Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2012–2013 Poitiers Basket 86
2013–2014 Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2014–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards

Ahmad Naadir "Slim" Nivins (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A.

A power forward, he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 56th overall pick of the 2009 draft. He was quickly released and then played in Europe for Bàsquet Manresa in the Spanish ACB.[1] He previously played for the Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team. He is the school's leader in career field goal percentage (63.4). He is also one of 26 Hawks to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. Nivins is fifth on SJU's all-time list with 110 blocks. On December 10, 2011, the draft rights to Nivins were traded to the New York Knicks, along with the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis and Tyson Chandler in a three-way trade. The Mavericks received Andy Rautins from the Knicks and a second round pick from the Washington Wizards. The Wizards received Ronny Turiaf from the Knicks in addition to a Dallas 2012 second round pick, and 2013 Knicks second round pick, and cash considerations.

College Chalk Talk listed him as the second best returning player in the Atlantic 10 for the 2008-09 season.[2] Jeff Goodman of FoxSports ranked Nivins as the number one player who needs to "come back" for his team to succeed. Said Goodman, "It’s not as if he was bad or anything, but the talented big man will have to dominate this season".

Nivins was the 2009 Atlantic-10 Player of the Year and 2009 Big 5 Player of the Year.

Nivins also attended County Prep high school in Jersey City.

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