4  Austin Nichols
Austin Nichols

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Briarcrest Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 228

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Major:
Undeclared


11/18/2014

Memphis Drops Season Opener

King, Nichols and Woodson score in double figures in loss

11/12/2014

Memphis Falls in Exhibition Overtime to CBU

Shaq Goodwin earns double-double in loss

10/29/2014

Tigers Basketball Picked Third in American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll

Goodwin, Nichols Named to League's Preseason First Team

03/24/2014

Memphis Postgame Quotes vs Virginia

03/23/2014

Memphis Ends Season With Loss to No. 1 Seed Virginia

Tigers fall to Cavaliers 78-60 in NCAA Third Round

03/17/2014

Memphis Basketball: ESPN College Game Day Sights and Sounds

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the college game day experience where the tigers took on the gonzaga bulldogs

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Puts on Dunk Show in 82-59 Win Over Houston

Watch the full highlights and recap of the Tigers' first AAC home win on Thursday night, cruising past the Houston Cougars 82-59.

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Wins Third Straight, Downing USF 80-58

Highlights and recap of the Tigers' 80-58 win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon in FedExForum.

01/22/2014

Memphis Basketball: On the Road To Philadelphia

Take a behind the scenes look at the Memphis men's basketball trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take on American Athletic Conference foe Temple. Go Tigers!

01/14/2014

Memphis Basketball Knocks Off No. 12 Louisville on the Road

Highlights and full recap of the Tigers upset win over the No. 12 and reigning national champion Louisville Cardinals on the road Thursday night.

11/18/2014

Memphis vs. No. 11 Wichita State

Memphis takes on nationally ranked Wichita State

03/23/2014

Memphis vs Virginia - NCAA Third Round

Memphis vs Virginia in the NCAA Third Round in Raleigh, N.C. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/23/2014

Memphis vs. Virginia (USATSI)

Memphis vs. Virginia photos by USA TODAY Sports

03/21/2014

Memphis vs George Washington - NCAA Second Round

Memphis vs George Washington in the NCAA Second Round in Raleigh, N.C. on March 21, 2014. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/20/2014

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

Career
Has started 34 games (22.8 minutes per game) ... Averaging 9.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots ... Has 17 assists and 12 steals ... Shooting 58.9 percent from the floor and 53.6 percent from the free throw line ... Has one double-double and 14 double-figure scoring games ... Has 13 contests with five or more rebounds.

Honors
2013-14 American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year ... Selected the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week four times (Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013; Feb. 17-23, 2014; Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 2014; Mar. 3-9, 2014) ... Named to the 2013 Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team.

Team Accomplishments
Member of Memphis squad that played its first season in the newly-formed American Athletic Conference ... Tigers posted a 24-10 overall record and a 12-6 league mark ... Memphis finished tied for third in the American Athletic Conference regular-season standings ... Squad earned an NCAA Tournament at-large berth and advanced to the third round ... The 24 victories extended the program's streak of 20-win seasons to 14 straight ... The NCAA Tournament bid extended the Tigers' postseason streak to 14 straight.

On The Charts
Career: His 58.9 FG percentage is No. 5 ... Season: His 58.9 FG percentage is No. 1 for a freshman season ... Game: His seven blocked shots are tied for No. 8 with nine other players ... His seven blocked shots are tied for No. 2 by a freshman.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Started all 34 games (22.8 minutes per game) ... First freshman in Tigers history to start every game of his freshman season since Darius Washington Jr. did so in 2004-05 (38 starts) ... Averaged 9.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots ... Had 17 assists and 12 steals ... Shot 58.9 percent from the floor and 53.6 percent from the free throw line ... Posted one double-double ... Had 14 double-figure scoring games and 13 contests with five or more boards ... Ranked among American Athletic Conference statistical leaders (overall games) in field goal percentage (3rd) and blocked shots (11th) ...

Postseason (NCAA/The American Tournaments): Started all three postseason contests (24.0 minutes per game) ... Averaged 9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds ... Had three assists, one blocked shot and one steal ... Shot 47.6 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the foul line ... In NCAA Tournament play (two games), averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds ... Had two assists, one blocked shot and one steal ... Shot 55.5 percent from the floor and 40 percent from the free throw line ... Scored 15 points and added two boards and one assist in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament third-round setback to Virginia ... Had nine points, six rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in the NCAA Tournament second-round win over George Washington ... In the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal loss to Connecticut, scored three points and pulled down four rebounds ...

American Athletic Conference play: Started all 18 league games (22.7 minutes per game) ... Averaged 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots ... Had 10 assists and seven steals ... Shot 63.9 percent from the floor and 59.4 percent from the foul line ... Recorded one double-double ... Had nine double-figure scoring contests, including the last six of the regular season ... Averaged 14.0 points and shot 67.9 percent from the field in those six games ... Ranked among American Athletic Conference statistical leaders (conference games only) in scoring (29th), field goal percentage (1st) and blocked shots (7th) ... Nearly had his second double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds in the Tigers' regular-season home finale vs. SMU (win) ... Scored 17 points and pulled down three rebounds in a road loss at Cincinnati ... In 33 minutes of action in a home win over Louisville, had 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots ... His three assists vs. the Cardinals were a season high ... Netted 12 points and added four boards and two blocked shots in a road setback at Houston ... Posted his first collegiate double-double with a 17-point, 12-board performance in a home overtime win over Temple ... Also blocked a season-best seven shots vs. the Owls ... Netted 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in a road win at Rutgers ... Had a season-high two steals and added nine points and four rebounds in a road overtime setback at Connecticut ... Played a season-low seven minutes in a home victory over UCF ... Scored 18 points in a near-perfect shooting game (8-of-9 FG, 2-of-3 FT) in a home win over Rutgers ... Also had three boards and three blocked shots vs. the Scarlet Knights ... In a four-game league stretch from Jan. 23-Feb. 1 (Houston, USF, at UCF, at SMU), averaged only 3.8 points and 3.3 boards ... Shot 38.9 percent from the field in those four games ... Had 13 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in a home loss to Connecticut ... Posted season bests for FT made (5) and FT attempts (6) vs. the Huskies... Scored nine points and blocked two shots in a road victory at Temple ... Posted 10 points and seven boards in a road win at Louisville ... Had seven points, two rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in the Tigers' American Athletic Conference opener at USF (win) ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 13 non-league contests (22.5 minutes per game) ... Averaged 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game ... Had four assists and four steals ... Shot 55.2 percent from the floor and 52.4 percent from the foul line ... Posted four double-figure scoring games ... Had seven contests with five or more boards ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored four points in a home victory over Gonzaga .. Shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field (12 points) in home win over LeMoyne-Owen ... Netted seven points and blocked two shots in a home win over Jackson State ... Had nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in a home win over Northwestern State ... Averaged 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in helping lead Memphis to the 2013 Old Spice Classic title ... Had nine points and five boards in the Old Spice Classic championship-game victory over Oklahoma State ... Scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Old Spice Classic semifinal win over LSU ... Tied a season-high with nine FG made vs. LSU ... Took a season-high 16 FG attempts vs. the Tigers ... Netted five of his 19 points in a :41 span in the second half to help cut a 57-49 LSU lead to 57-56 ... Hit a key jumper with 1:27 left to give Memphis a 70-66 lead ... Nearly posted a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds in the Old Spice Classic quarterfinal victory over Siena ... Also had two blocked shots vs. the Saints ... Netted a season-best 20 points in a home win over Nicholls ... Pulled down five boards vs. the Colonels ... Hit a season-high nine FG vs. Nicholls ... Had seven points and three rebounds in a road loss at Oklahoma State ... Posted six points, five rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in his collegiate debut vs. Austin Peay (season-opening home win).

High School
Ranked among the nation's top players following his senior season ... Rated No. 28 by Scout.com, No. 37 by ESPN.com and No. 46 by Rivals.com ... Following his senior season, played in the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Ky. ...

Received All-America recognition from Parade magazine, SLAM magazine (third team) and MaxPreps.com (honorable mention) ... Named the 2012-13 Gatorade Tennessee state Player of the Year ... Selected The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" 2012-13 Player of the Year ... Also named to The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" All-Metro squad ... Selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Division 2AA All-State team ... Averaged 22.7 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in his final season at Briarcrest Christian School ... Shot 69.9 percent from the field ... Helped lead the Saints to a 26-7 overall record and a Division 2AA state runner-up finish ... In the state title loss to Ensworth, scored 42 points and grabbed 17 rebounds ... Briarcrest won the Division 2AA West Region crown ...

A consensus top-50 recruit ... Rated nationally by ESPN.com (No. 13), Rivals.com (No. 20), MaxPreps.com (No. 22) and Scout.com (No. 50) ... Ranked among the top-15 power forwards in the country by ESPN.com (No. 6), Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scout.com (No. 15) ... ESPN.com ranked him the region's No. 4 player and the state of Tennessee' No. 1 recruit ...

In 2011-12, named Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division 2AA's Mr. Basketball (state Player of the Year) ... A TSWA Division 2AA All-State pick ... Selected to The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" All-Metro squad ... Finalist for The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year honor ...

In 2011-12, helped lead Briarcrest Christian School to a 24-6 overall record ... The Saints were the Division 2AA state runner-up and Division 2AA West Region champion ... Averaged 18.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.6 blocked shots, leading the Division 2AA West Region in all three statistical categories ... Shot 68.5 percent from the field, which was tops in the Shelby Metro area ...

As a sophomore in 2010-11, named to the TSWA Division 2AA All-State squad ... Also selected to The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" All-Metro team ... Averaged 15.0 points and 3.4 blocked shots ... Shot 69.7 percent from the floor, which led the Shelby Metro area.

Personal
Major is undeclared ... Birthday is September 20 ... Born in Memphis ... Son of Mark and Kim Nichols.

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