Career Highlights: Finished second all-time at Syracuse for career free throws made (529) and attempted (803), third for consecutive double-figure scoring games (61), and fourth in scoring (2,073 points) and rebounding (1,025).
Senior (2004-05): Big East Player of the Year and Big East Tournament MVP. Named First Team All-America by the Associated Press and Second Team by The Sporting News and USBWA. Started all 34 games and averaged 21.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Set a SU single-season record for free throws attempted (211). Scored a career-high 36 points in his final regular-season home game vs. Providence.
Junior (2003-04): All-Big East First Team selection and Associated Press All-America Third Team. Started all 31 games and averaged 19.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Scored in double figures in 30 of 31 games. Topped 20 points 12 times and posted double-figure rebounds in 12 games. Made all 11 field goal attempts in a 27-point performance at Miami. In three NCAA Tournament games, averaged 22.3 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Sophomore (2002-03): Appeared and started in all 35 contests for the NCAA Champion Orange. Selected as the Big East Most Improved Player and All-Big East Third Team. Named to the All-East NCAA Regional team after averaging 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in wins over Auburn and Oklahoma. Became a fixture in Syracuse lore by blocking a Kansas three-point attempt to preserve victory in the NCAA title game.
Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 6.1 points and 4.8 rebounds during his first collegiate season. Played in all 35 games and started 19. In five postseason NIT games, averaged a team-best 8.4 boards. Had four double-doubles, including two in the postseason NIT. Recorded 15 points and 14 rebounds in a win at Richmond. During the summer of 2002 he competed on a squad that traveled to Europe and played five games.
Strengths: Combines tremendous length and leaping ability with an ever-improving feel for the game. Extremely aggressive on the offensive glass. Has developed more of an offensive repertoire. Decent help defender.
Personal: Son of Kenneth Nichols and Queen Warrick.