Andrew Nicholson (basketball)

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Andrew Nicholson
No. 44 – Orlando Magic
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-12-08) December 8, 1989 (age 24)
Mississauga, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Father Michael Goetz
(Mississauga, Ontario)
College St. Bonaventure (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards

Andrew Fabian Nicholson (born December 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicholson had attended St. Bonaventure University. He was drafted with the 19th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

High school[edit]

Nicholson was a late bloomer when it came to basketball; he did not start playing until his grade 11 season and due to a broken ankle missed the entire summer circuit prior to his senior season. For Nicholson baseball was his first passion but as he grew in size and athleticism he chose the game of basketball. Nicholson only gained recognition in his senior and 5th year. He was named to the Toronto Star High School All-Stars in 2007 and 2008 and also named MVP of five different tournaments.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Andrew Nicholson
PF
Mississauga, Ontario Father Michael Goetz Secondary School (ON) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Oct 17, 2007 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: --   Rivals: --  ESPN: --
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College statistics[edit]

All with St. Bonaventure University.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Regular season, 2008–09 Bonnies 30 25 25.1 .602 .000 .613 6.0 0.2 0.6 2.7 12.5
Regular season, 2009–10 Bonnies 30 30 30.2 .564 .000 .760 7.1 0.5 0.2 1.8 16.4
Regular season, 2010–11 Bonnies 30 30 33.8 .571 .261 .712 7.4 1.1 0.6 1.5 20.8
Post-season CBI, 2010–11 Bonnies 1 1 35 .571 -- .667 4 -- -- 1 20
Regular season, 2011–12 Bonnies 31 31 30.1 .576 .363 .780 8.5 1 0.7 2.0 18.4
Postseason NCAA Tournament, 2011–12 Bonnies 1 1 30 .470 .800 .000 7 1 -- 2.0 20
Career Bonnies 123 118 29.9 .575 .382 .720 7.2 0.7 0.5 2.0 17.2
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Professional career[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Nicholson was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. In the month leading to the draft Nicholson travelled to 14 different cities, worked out for 12 different teams, and attended the NBA combine.[2] On July 3, 2012, Nicholson signed his first professional contract with the Magic; the terms of the deal were undisclosed as per team policy. It was also confirmed that Nicholson and the Magic's second pick Kyle O'Quinn would participate on Orlando's summer league team.[3] Nicholson in his first summer league game broke a tie with a spinning three-point play with 29.7 seconds remaining as the Magic defeated Brooklyn 92-88. He recorded a double-double against the Brooklyn Nets with 24 points and 12 rebounds, also adding 2 assists and 2 blocked shots.[4] Nicholson made his regular season debut on November 2, 2012 against the Denver Nuggets, coming off the bench to record 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in 11 minutes.[5] He made his first career start on December 21, 2012 against the Toronto Raptors in place of an injured Glen Davis. He finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in 20 minutes.[5] He scored a game and career high 22 points in his second career start, also against the Raptors, on December 29, 2012, and also grabbed 7 rebounds and 1 steal in 26 minutes.[5] Andrew recorded his first double-double of his career in a start against the Boston Celtics, scoring 14 points and grabbing a career high 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 2 blocked shots in 33 minutes.[5] On February 10, 2013 Andrew Nicholson was selected to replace the injured Andre Drummond in the Rising Stars Challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Orlando 75 28 16.7 .527 .000 .798 3.4 0.6 0.3 0.4 7.8
2013–14 Orlando 76 5 15.4 .429 .315 .825 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 5.7
Career 151 33 16.0 .481 .315 .808 3.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 6.8

Personal life[edit]

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Nicholson is the son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson and has an older brother, Gary.[7] After graduating Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, Nicholson enrolled in St. Bonaventure. He began with a major in chemistry, but switched his focus to physics. Nicholson wears size 18 shoes.[8] He has a 7'4" wingspan, and an 8'11" reach, with hands 10" in height and 11" in width. Entering the 2012 NBA Draft, Nicholson had 8% body fat.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Bonaventure's Nicholson becoming extraordinary". TheScore.com. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Nicholson". Jason Thom the Score. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Nicholson". NBA Orlando Magic. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Summer League: Magic 92, Nets 88". NBA.com. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Andrew Nicholson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013. 
  6. ^ "@WojYahooNBA". Yahoo. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Nicholson". Gobonnies.com. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "OOB Nicholson". ShannonShepardYoutube. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Andrew Nicholson". NBA. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

  1. http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Andrew-Nicholson-5518/stats/
  2. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41510
  3. http://www.mississauga.com/sports/article/1218819--nicholson-among-the-best
  4. http://www.gobonnies.com/sports/m-baskbl/2011-12/releases/2011100353e1we