January 16, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The Atlantic 10 has selected St. Bonaventure senior forward Andrew Nicholson as its Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played during the week of Jan. 9-15.
Nicholson led St. Bonaventure with 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks across a pair of Atlantic 10 games last week. The Mississauga, Ontario, native posted 30 points, snared 13 rebounds and blocked six shots in handing Dayton its first A-10 loss, 81-73. It marked just the third 30+ 10+ 5+ game in the nation over the last two seasons, and Nicholson is the first Atlantic 10 player to accomplish the feat since Saint Joseph's Ahmad Nivins in 2008.
Nicholson followed that with a 20-point, seven-rebound outing at Xavier's Cintas Center as the Musketeers extended their league-best conference home game win streak to 42 games, 77-64.
Nicholson leads the Bonnies and ranks among the league's best in scoring (15.5 points/game, 10th) and rebounding (7.1 rebounds/game, 5th). He boasts 20 career double-doubles and ranks among the school's top 10 in career points (1,760), rebounds (731) and blocks (206).