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Full Name: Andrew Lawrence Nicholas
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 (1.91 m)/ 165 (74.8 kg)
Birthdate: May 17, 1981 (Hempstead, N.Y.)
High School: Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, N.Y.)
College: Maryland

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 31-for-92 (.337); 2000-01, 34-for-81 (.420); 2001-02, 38-for-96 (.396); 2002-03, 73-for-178 (.410). Totals: 176-for-447 (.394).

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior. Finished career as Marylandís 26th all-time leading scorer with 1,221 career points. Also ranks fourth all-time in three-point field goals made (176). Team had an overall record of 103-35 during his four-year career, including winning the 2002 NCAA national championship.

Senior (2002-03): Scoring average jumped more than 10 points in first season as a starter. Ranked second in the ACC in scoring, second in three-point shooting percentage, and fourth in free throw percentage. Scored 20 or more points 10 times. Set career-high of 29 points vs. Georgia Tech. Recorded 28 points on 9-for-14 shooting vs. The Citadel. Tallied 23 points and pulled down career-high nine rebounds vs. Florida State. Registered 27 points in regular season finale at Virginia. Scored 22 points, including the game-winning buzzer-beating three-pointer, vs. UNC-Wilmington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2001-02): Averaged 7.1 points in 20.5 minutes per contest. Served as the sixth man for Marylandís national championship team. Ranked third on team in assists. Scored season-high 15 points, including 3-for-4 shooting from three-point range, at Florida State. Contributed 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting at Duke. Had eight points and five assists in NCAA Tournament East Region Semifinals vs. Kentucky.

Sophomore (2000-01): Averaged 6.6 points and 2.4 assists in 16.6 minutes per game. Ranked third on the team in both three-point field goals made and assists. Registered season-high 16 points and career-high 10 assists in regular season finale vs. Virginia, earning Chevrolet/CBS Player of the Game. Scored 12 points, shooting 4-for-5 from three-point range, and dished out five assists vs. Dayton at the Maui Invitational.

Freshman (1999-00): Played 10 minutes or more in 30 of 35 games. Recorded season-high 27 points, shooting 9-for-11 from the field, vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Strengths: Has the ability to play both guard spots, but presence of fellow senior Steve Blake diminished need for him to play the point guard position. Dramatically improved his free throw shooting and three-point shooting during his career.

Personal: Majoring in Government and Politics. Was once a ballboy for the Colgate University basketball team when his brother Chris played guard for the Red Raiders.