Globe and Mail: Spotlight on Canadian Big Man Intensifies

Globe and Mail: Spotlight on Canadian Big Man Intensifies

This feature on All-America candidate Andrew Nicholson originally appeared in the print edition of Toronto's Globe and Mail Nov. 15, 2011. It was written by Ray Bala.

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When Andrew Nicholson talks about being a preseason nominee for the prestigious John R. Wooden Award, you get the impression it's something that happened accidentally.

While most players would be excited to be recognized as one of U.S. college basketball's elite players, Nicholson, entering his senior season at St. Bonaventure University, says modestly it was nice to be on the list, adding his family was more excited about the news than he was.

"The accolades are just accolades. I just work to win," the 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward said last month. "There's five guys on the court. It's not like it's 5-on-1."

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