Olean Times Herald: Nicholson to bid adieu to Reilly Center

Olean Times Herald: Nicholson to bid adieu to Reilly Center


Olean Times Herald beat writer J.P. Butler writes about what could be Andrew Nicholson's final game in the Reilly Center. This feature originally appeared online and in print Feb. 29, 2012.

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ST. BONAVENTURE — He walked into the consciousness of the St. Bonaventure basketball faithful, onto the golden-colored Reilly Center hardwood for the first time, on Nov. 14, 2008, as unknown as the prospects for a still struggling basketball program.

The gangly kid with big feet and a big smile from Canada wasn’t a savior, wasn’t the unquestioned focus of the opposition, wasn’t even a starter.

He was simply another new player on a completely revamped Bona roster, one who had received more attention during the fall of his freshman year for being a science major than for his hoops prowess.

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