February 11, 2012

Nicholson Eyes Future in NBA, Physics

Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette profiles the on- and off-court prospects of St. Bonaventure senior Andrew Nicholson. This feature originally appeared online Feb. 11, 2012.

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In the science center classrooms at St. Bonaventure University, Andrew Nicholson -- 6 feet 9 and an NBA prospect -- is just like any other student who takes his education seriously.

There, his 7-foot-3 wingspan and court presence matters not to discussions of thermodynamics or electromagnetism.

Nicholson, perhaps the Atlantic 10 Conference's top NBA prospect-- and a solid bet for a career in physics after that -- is a major reason the Bonnies (12-9, 5-4 Atlantic 10) are on the edge of the A-10 race.

"I enjoy learning about how the world works," said Nicholson. "Physics is just something I'm pretty good at."

So is basketball.

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