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Ahmad Nivins

  • Full Name: Ahmad Naadir Nivins
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 242
  • Birthdate: February 10, 1987
  • College: St. Joseph's
St Joseph's
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 30 12 68 111 0.613 48 68 0.706 0 1 0 149 8 12 39 184 6.1
2006-07 31 31 176 279 0.631 164 242 0.678 0 1 0 235 11 32 32 516 16.6
2007-08 33 33 165 255 0.647 146 197 0.741 0 0 0 193 16 22 39 476 14.4
2008-09 32 32 205 335 0.612 203 258 0.787 0 1 0 378 32 26 56 613 19.2
Totals 126 108 614 980 0.627 561 765 0.733 0 3 0 955 67 92 166 1789 14.2

Career Highlights:

Finished as third leading scorer in SJU history (1,789 points) and sixth in rebounds (955). Holds school records for career field goal percentage (.627) and free throws made (561). Also owns the single-season record for field-goal percentage (.647) set in 2007-08. Became the second player in A-10 history to lead the league in field goal percentage for three straight seasons. Recorded 33 double-doubles over his career.

Senior (2008-09):

Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. A-10 All-Conference First Team and All-Defensive Team. AP All-America Honorable Mention pick. Led the A-10 in rebounds (11.8 rpg), field goal percentage (.612) and minutes played (39.3 mpg), and finished third in scoring (19.2 ppg). Posted a league-best 22 double-doubles on the season. Earned A-10 Player of the Week honors five times. Recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds vs. Xavier. Scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 16 boards vs. Duquesne. Notched first 20-20 game with 28 points and career-best 20 rebounds vs. Rhode Island. Did not foul out of any games.

Junior (2007-08):

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team selection. Earned NABC All-District Second Team and All-Big 5 Second Team honors. Earned a spot on the A-10 All-Championship Team. Averaged 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Led squad with 1.2 blocks per game. Recorded 31 points and 12 rebounds at UMass. Scored in double figures in all but four games.

Sophomore (2006-07):

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and All-Big 5 First Team. Led the Hawks in scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg), and shot .631 from the field. Scored 20-plus points in eight games. Tied career-high with 28 points and 11 boards vs. URI.

Freshman (2005-06):

Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection. Averaged 6.1 points and shot .613 percent from the field. Finished second on the team with 5.0 rebounds per game. Posted first career double-double with 12 points and 12 boards vs. Xavier. Scored a season-high 17 points at Bucknell. Notched five blocks vs. Drexel and Saint Louis and four vs. No. 4 Villanova. Missed two of last three contests with ankle injury.

Strengths: Strong frame with good length and bounce. Mobile and agile for his size. Really attacks the offensive glass. Has shown improvement as a low-post scorer.

Personal: Participated in the 2007 USA Basketball Pan Am Games Trials. Was a baseball pitcher until first year of high school. Majored in sociology.

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