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Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick

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Post#256 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:48 pm by The Effect

drsd wrote:
gamer4Life wrote:Nicholson will make Magic fans forget all about Dwight Howard. Best PF in Magic history, book it.




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Post#257 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:22 pm by ChildishGambino

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Draft Combine-CBS sports analyst
“Andrew Nicholson – no one looked better in the workout setting than the former St. Bonnies star from Canada. He’s so skilled – and made shots from everywhere. At one point, I watched him drill 15 consecutive shots from just about every spot on the court.”


Richmond Coach Chris Mooney
"I think he doesn't have many weaknesses. I wouldn't pick out one thing, just continuing to refine his game, continuing to help his team win and more. But I don't think there's one thing I would put on him. I think he's definitely a guy who's going to have some opportunities in the NBA."


St.Louis Coach Rick Majerus
"I saw that number 44, Henry Aaron I used to think 44, now I think Nicholson when I see 44. Obviously a first-round draft pick, probably a lotto pick... the most talented player in the league and a phenomenal personality and very unselfish. Last year he beat us with his passing skills. He has every imaginable skill you would want."


Umass Coach Derek Kellog
"If you don't double-team him, he's going for 25 and 15 [points and rebounds]. I've seen a lot of good big guys, and he's an NBA player. He's probably the most valuable player to a team in our league because of what he means to that team and that program."


Saint Joseph's Coach Phil Martelli
"Nicholson's a pro. I hope that he gets the experience of getting invited if there's going to be a draft next year, if that league ever comes back. I think that he has the potential to get his name called. He's multitalented, humble. It's not a lot of guys that can be all-league and all-defensive. I think that in our league, he's almost an impossible matchup. If you don't decide right now that you're going to double-team him and double-team him in a variety of ways, then you're just asking him to hang 35 on you...I've talked to the NBA people. They're still doing their homework, asking about league and guys and I have no question telling them he's a must-see."


-La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini
"I'm telling you, it's like he was raised at big man camp. His footwork is just astounding, and that's how he gets those shots ... It's really special what he can do with the ball in his hands."

"(Andrew) Nicholson proved why he is one of the top players in the Atlantic 10. He scored 24 points despite the fact we double-teamed him every time he touched the ball on the block."
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Post#258 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:34 pm by freespirit9

This kid is going to be our PF of the future. easily. Considering we have no real post players. he's going to get plenty alot of touches, and anyone who knows about this kid in college can tell you, he was basically the guy that was double teamed by opponents every game.

His 4 years in college gave him alot of time to refine his offensive arsenal and his post moves are fluid. I mean, he literally already has a better offensive repertoire then dwight, and he hasn't played a single nba game.

Hes got it all, great face up game (college #1 in overall jump-shot attempts, 2nd most efficient shooter at 1.09), he can drive, has the left hook and right hook shot on either side of the block, great use of pivot, fakes, up and unders, is great at the shimmy, and can do the dropstep layup easily. to top it off he isnt a bad free throw shooter and best of all, hes a smart passer out of the traps.

He will make dwight howards offensive game look boring to watch, god i wont miss watching him throw up those hook shots all game long.

Not trying to overhype, but this could is the real deal as our pf of the future, just ship davis out now.
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Post#259 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:00 am by ChildishGambino

Working that dirtnap shift got me scouring the web man....found a couple Andrew Nicholson games...Full game so watch if you have time to burn.....it's for the guys who want to see Andrew play in a real game situation instead of just highlights....you see the good....the bad...everything about his game....

Vs Buffalo full game



Vs Dayton full game but in multiple parts
part 1: http://vimeo.com/44438487
part 2: http://vimeo.com/44464961
part 3: http://vimeo.com/44490158
part 4: http://vimeo.com/44501987
part 5: http://vimeo.com/44545520
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Post#260 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:36 am by RYgoBOOM

ChildishGambino wrote:Working that dirtnap shift got me scouring the web man....found a couple Andrew Nicholson games...Full game so watch if you have time to burn.....it's for the guys who want to see Andrew play in a real game situation instead of just highlights....you see the good....the bad...everything about his game....

Vs Buffalo full game



Vs Dayton full game but in multiple parts
part 1: http://vimeo.com/44438487
part 2: http://vimeo.com/44464961
part 3: http://vimeo.com/44490158
part 4: http://vimeo.com/44501987
part 5: http://vimeo.com/44545520

good find thanks man!
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Post#261 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:22 pm by ChildishGambino

Watched the Dayton game.....I'm almost 100% sure that Nicholson can't be guarded 1 on 1 on the block....so skilled man....easy to see why he got doubled and triple teamed in college he was damn near unstoppable.....even in Summer league teams had to respect him got doubled there too lol......what i think he has to do now is work on his body and get better at putting the ball on the floor along with protecting the ball aka cutting down the turnovers.....it will do him good to put on about 10-15 pounds.....but overall man he has everything in his bag of tricks man and his jumper is probably more automatic than Bass's is......
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Post#262 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:54 pm by Skin

Hennigan is a damn wizard. He made the pick NOBODY saw coming. Pure Genius.
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Post#263 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:47 pm by Ahmadab

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Post#264 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 pm by ChildishGambino

Is it wrong for me to want Nicholson as our Starter right now?....to hell with Big baby? lol
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Post#265 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:30 pm by magicman123

ChildishGambino wrote:Is it wrong for me to want Nicholson as our Starter right now?....to hell with Big baby? lol


i say screw it, roll with

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Post#266 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:13 am by tiderulz

he was a non-lottery pick for a reason. I hope he develops, but you guys are putting way too much hopes on a player that will need some time to adjust.
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Post#267 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:52 am by ChildishGambino

tiderulz wrote:he was a non-lottery pick for a reason. I hope he develops, but you guys are putting way too much hopes on a player that will need some time to adjust.

yeah he went to a small school
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Post#268 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 am by mityamag

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Post#269 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:33 pm by doct3r dr3

thanks for the harkless game finds, ChildishGambino, found only one nicholson:

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/s ... /condensed
St. Bonaventure vs. #22 Illinois

kind of a sub-par game for nicholson:
17 pts, 8 reb, 0 ast, 1 blk, 3 stl, 7-18 fg, 3-6 ft

low-scoring game and the bonnies lose, but nicholson outplays 11th overall pick meyers leonard
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Post#270 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:40 pm by ChosenSavior

ChildishGambino wrote:
tiderulz wrote:he was a non-lottery pick for a reason. I hope he develops, but you guys are putting way too much hopes on a player that will need some time to adjust.

yeah he went to a small school


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Post#271 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:03 pm by RookieStar

I dunno about you guys but based on the vids.. he kinda looks scrawny for me. Ah well, its probably the camera
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Post#272 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:23 pm by ChildishGambino

RookieStar wrote:I dunno about you guys but based on the vids.. he kinda looks scrawny for me. Ah well, its probably the camera

he's a bit bigger now but yeah he needs to bulk up a bit but that will come with time....i believe i remember him being listed 240 when i was watching the combine on Nbatv and it's been a while since then wouldn't surprise me if he's 245 maybe 250 by now.....
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Post#273 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:36 am by RookieStar

Also, anyone noticed his feet?
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Post#274 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:01 am by damo[23]

RookieStar wrote:Also, anyone noticed his feet?


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Post#275 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:24 am by RYgoBOOM

Didn't he have a meniscus issue at one point? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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