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As A Senior (2011-2012)

  • Wooden Award Nominee
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • Lute Olsen Preseason All America Team
  • Atlantic 10 Preseason First Team All Conference Team
  • Closed his career with a streak of 12 straight games with at least 19 points, including six double-doubles and a 26-point, 14-rebound, eight-block   effort in the A-10 Final, en route to Most Outstanding Player honors.
  • Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Mar. 4, becoming the first Bonaventure player to win it since Earl Belcher did it in 1980 and 1981. He became the seventh player in A-10 history to win both the conference’s Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards.
  • Earned AP All-American, First Team All-Conference and All-Defensive Team honors
  • Scored 2,000th career point while being fouled in the second half against La Salle. He completed the three-point play with a free throw.
  • Became first player in A-10 history to win four consecutive conference Player of the Week awards after scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds – hitting several crucial three-pointers – to lift the Bonnies over Saint Joseph’s in a double-overtime epic (Feb. 29)
  • Earned third straight A-10 Player of the Week award after averaging 27.5 points and 10 rebounds per game against Fordham and Charlotte. 
  • Scored 30 points and nine rebounds against Charlotte (Feb. 25)
  • Recorded 32 points and 13 rebounds in a Senior Day victory over Rhode Island (Feb. 18)
  • 30-point, 13-rebound, six-assist performance against Dayton (Jan. 11) was the third 30/10/5 game in the past two seasons, and the first to happen in the A-10 since 2008. The performance was enough to land Nicholson A-10 Player of the Week honors.

As A Junior (2010-2011)

  • First Team All-Atlantic 10 (first player since 2002-03)
  • NABC All-District First Team
  • 38th player in school history to score 1,000+ points
  • Late 1st round NBA Draft projection
  • Blocked 45 shots, (9th in school single-season history) and now sits in 2nd place on the career list (181)
  • 1,512 career points (13th all-time)
  • 618 rebounds (22nd all-time)
  • Career scoring average (16.6 ppg) is tied for 12th all-time
  • Ranked fifth in school single-season history with 165 free throws made
  • Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week (Dec. 20) with Xavier’s Tu Holloway
  • Scored a career-high 44 points (14-19 FGs, 16-25 FTs), with 12 boards in 4OT (longest game in school history, vs. Ohio, Dec. 18)
  • 30 points and 13 rebounds against La Salle in the A-10 Championship were the highest championship totals in SBU history
  • played 35 or more minutes 14 times, including complete games against against Ohio (4OT, 60 minutes), Charlotte (3OT, 55 minutes), Niagara and Marshall
  • hit back-to-back game-winning jump shots vs. Buffalo (Dec. 4) and St. John’s (Dec. 7)
  • season field goal percentage (.571, 237-415) ranked 20th nationally and 8th on the school’s single-season list
  • 11 double-doubles, including a streak of five straight

As A Sophomore (2009-10)

  • Second Team All-Atlantic 10
  • Ranked 18th nationally and second in the A-10 in field goal percentage (.564),
  • the 9th season total in program history
  • Entered the year as St. Bonaventure’s all-time field goal percentage leader (.580), ahead of Bob Lanier
  • Moved to 3rd on the career blocks list (136)
  • tallied 55 blocks during the season, the 4th highest total in team history
  • Led the team in scoring (16.4 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg), field goal percentage (.564)
  • and free throw percentage (.760)
  • Three double-doubles

As A Freshman (2008-09)

  • Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year
  • Freshman All-American team
  • 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)
  • Six-time A-10 Rookie of the Week (program record)
  • Blocked a school-record nine shots at Bucknell (Dec. 30) after blocking eight shots vs. Princeton (Dec. 6)
  • Led all A-10 freshmen in six different statistical categories
  • Set a program single-season record for field goal percentage (.602), while his 81 blocks were 3rd all-time
  • Three double-doubles

High School
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.

Has a 7-3 wingspan (87"), the longest on the team ... Born December 8, 1989 ... son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson ... has an older brother, Gary ... changed major from chemistry to physics.

In the News
Oct. 23, 2009: Bonni-Fide Talent
Nov. 3, 2010: Andrew Nicholson Sees Bright Future
Nov. 19, 2010: St. Bonaventure's Nicholson Becoming Extraordinary
Dec. 7, 2010: St. John's Looks to Shut Down St. Bonaventure Star
Dec. 8, 2010: St. Bonaventure Star Hits Game-Winners in Back-to-Back Games
Dec. 20, 2010: Andrew Nicholson Named Hoops Report National Player of the Week
Dec. 21, 2010: Dear Professor ... (an apology to Andrew Nicholson)
Dec. 23, 2010: St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson Continues to Climb
March 6, 2011: Bona's Nicholson seems ticketed for big things
May 5, 2011: Nicholson Lands on Preseason All-High-Mid Major Team
July 6, 2011: Andrew Nicholson: The Gentlemanly Giant
Aug. 15, 2011: The Top 10 Players in Non-Big Six Basketball
Sept. 8, 2011: Son of welder, afterthought coach have Bonnies on upward arc
Oct. 17, 2011: Nicholson Has Bonnies Thinking Big
Nov. 1, 2011: Nicholson Credited for Putting Bonnies Back on Map
Nov. 2, 2011: A-10s Best Power Forwards
Nov. 10, 2011: Bona's Andrew Nicholson Spreading His Wings
Nov. 15, 2011: Spotlight on Canadian Big Man Intensifies
Dec. 18, 2011: Add Patsos to the Growing List of Nicholson Admirers
Winter 2011: The Accidental Superstar
Jan. 12, 2012: Nicholson Administers Lesson in Leadership
Jan. 12, 2012: This Was the Nicholson Bona Fans Expected
Feb. 11, 2012: Nicholson Eyes Future in NBA, Physics
Feb. 12, 2012: Bona's Nicholson Has 20-20 Experience
Feb. 21, 2012: NetScouts names Nicholson Player of the Week
Feb. 29, 2012: Nicholson to Bid Adieu to Reilly Center
March 11, 2012: Nicholson's 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocks lead Bonnies to first A10 title
March 11, 2012: Nicholson leads Bonnies into tourney
March 11, 2012: Andrew Nicholson paces St. Bonaventure into NCAA field
March 11, 2012: Canadian's Bonnies to open to open vs. 'Noles
March 11, 2012: Andrew Nicholson Sunday Morning Podcast with David Grossman
March 12, 2012: March Madness: Andrew Nicholson of Mississauga leads St. Bonaventure Bonnies against Florida St. in NCAA tournament
March 12, 2012: Nicholson roars into March Madness
March 13, 2012: St. Bonaventure Finds Success Under Schmidt, Nicholson
March 13, 2012: Bonnies star Nicholson leads Canadian contingent at March Madness
March 14, 2012: March Madness: Andrew Nicholson, star of St. Bonaventure Bonnies, is also an academic all-star
March 15, 2012: Rebirth of the Bonnies: Andrew Nicholson Leads St. Bonaventure Into N.C.A.A. Tournament
March 15, 2012: March Madness: Mississauga's Andrew Nicholson leads St. Bonaventure Bonnies
March 16, 2012: Andrew Nicholson and the statistic overlooked
March 16, 2012: Mark Schmidt "Lucked Out" With Andrew Nicholson
March 16, 2012: How a Canadian revived NCAA scandal-tainted basketball team
June 8, 2012: NBA Draft Combine: Dozen winners and losers
June 11, 2012: Canadian Prospect Andrew Nicholson Impresses at NBA Draft Combine
June 25, 2012: Andrew Nicholson could be a fit for Cavs at No. 24
June 25, 2012: Andrew Nicholson's Best and Worse Case NBA Player Comparison
June 25, 2012: 8 Under-the-Radar Player You Must See
June 25, 2012: Draft Buzz, Andrew Nicholson Moving Up
June 26, 2012: St. Bonaventure Landed Andrew Nicholson Thanks to a Broken Phone?
June 27, 2012: Potential NBA Draft Busts and Steals
June 28, 2012: Celtics Won't Pass Up Andrew Nicholson