TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft… Signed as a free agent by Washington on July 7, 2016.
PROFESSIONALLY: Has appeared in 247 career NBA regular season games (36 starts) all with Orlando, averaging 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.
2015-16: Played in 56 games with the Magic, averaging 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting .471 from the field in 14.7 minutes per game… Scored in double figures 18 times and tallied a career-high 24 points vs. Brooklyn on 3/29… Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds on 12/8 at Denver… Recorded five games with two blocks.
2014-15: Played in 40 games (three starts) with Orlando, averaging 4.9 ppg. and 2.1 rpg. in 12.3 minpg... As a starter, averaged 13.7 ppg., 5.7 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 25.7 minpg....Scored in double figures eight times this season, including a season-high 18 points on Apr. 15 @ Brooklyn...Recorded at least one steal five times and two-or-more steals once...Recorded at least one blocked shot ten times and two-or-more blocks twice...DNP-CD 38 times and on the Inactive List four times.
2013-14: Appeared in 76 games (five starts) with Orlando, averaging 5.7 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 15.4 minpg... As a starter, averaged 7.6 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.20 blkpg. in 21.2 minpg....Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice and in rebounding three times...Scored in double figures 15 times...Tallied double figures in rebounding four times...Recorded three double-doubles...Had at least one steal in 15 games... Had at least one blocked shot 17 times, including a career-high-tying four blocks on Dec. 9 @ Memphis... DNP-CD six times.
2012-13: Played in 75 games (28 starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 7.8 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 16.7 minpg... Shot .527 (256-486) from the field... As a starter, averaged 10.3 ppg. and 4.2 rpg. in 21.9 minpg... Ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (14th), rebounding (16th), field goal percentage (4th) and free throw percentage (5th, .798)... Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in rebounding three times... Scored in double figures 28 times and had 20-plus points twice, including a career-high 22 points on Dec. 29 vs. Toronto... Tallied double figures in rebounding twice, including a career-high 12 rebounds on Feb. 19 vs. Charlotte... Recorded two double-doubles, including first career NBA double-double on Feb. 1 @ Boston (14 points-10 rebounds)... Had at least one steal in 21 games, including a career-high four steals on Dec. 9 @ Phoenix... Had at least one blocked shot 21 times, including a career-high four blocks on Dec. 14 vs. Golden State... Participated in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend, tallying six points and three rebounds in 10 minutes... Made his NBA debut on Nov. 2 vs. Denver (two points, two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 11 minutes)... Made first career NBA start on Dec. 21 @ Toronto (six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes)... Missed one game (Mar. 15) due to an illness and one game (Mar. 27) due to a sprained left ankle... DNP-CD five times.
COLLEGIATELY: Appeared in 123 career games at St. Bonaventure University, averaging 17.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 1.98 blkpg. in 29.9 minpg. and shot .575 (809-1,407) from the field during his collegiate career... Earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors all four seasons (First Team, 2010-11 and 2011-12; Second Team, 2008-09 and 2009-10) and was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior in 2011-12... Also earned All-American honors by The Associated Press in 2011-12... Led the Bonnies in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for three straight seasons (2009-12)... Ranks second all-time in school history in scoring (2,103 points), second in blocked shots (244), second in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds (887)... As a senior (2011-12), played in 32 games, averaging 18.5 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 2.0 blkpg. in 30.1 minpg... Scored in double figures 29 times... Grabbed a career-best 23 rebounds (along with 21 points) on Feb. 11 vs. Duquesne, and led the Bonnies to the NCAA Tournament... During his junior year (2010-11), appeared in 31 games, averaging 20.8 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.5 blkpg. in 33.8 minpg... Scored in double figures 30 times, including a career-high 44 points on Dec. 18 vs. Ohio University... As a sophomore (2009-10), played in 30 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 1.8 blkpg. in 30.2 minpg... During his freshman season (2008-09), averaged 12.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and a team-high 2.7 blkpg. in 25.1 minpg... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
PERSONALLY: Son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson...Has an older brother, Gary... A member of the Canadian National Team... Graduated with a degree in physics from St. Bonaventure... Had his #44 retired by St. Bonaventure in February 2014... Changed his major from chemistry to physics... During the 2012 holidays, took underprivileged children on a Wal-Mart shopping spree, in conjunction with Pepsi... Did not play basketball until his junior year of high school... Played baseball and was a 6’6” first baseman until the tenth grade... You can follow him on Twitter: @nicholaf44.