• AUSTIN NICHOLAS
Senior • Guard • 6-3 • 170
• Manitou Springs H.S./Lamar
Junior (2010-11): Played in 22 contests, including five appearances in the starting lineup ... Finished the season with averages of 6.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game ... Scored in double-figures eight times ... Made his first career start and scored a career-high 14 points at Fontbonne on Jan. 4 ... Played a career-high 32 minutes as a starter at Greenville on Jan. 6 ... Set new career-bests with six rebounds, four assists and four steals at Spalding on Jan. 12 ... Matched his personal-best rebounding total with six boards at Lincoln Christian on Feb. 9.
Sophomore (2009-10): Made 24 appearances as a reserve guard ... Averaged 2.8 points per game ... Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line ... Played four minutes and knocked down a three-pointer in his Eureka debut at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 21 ... Played a season-high 19 minutes at Westminster on Jan. 16 ... Set a season-high with eight points in a win over Lincoln Christian on Feb. 17 ... Grabbed three rebounds on four different occasions.
Freshman (2008-09): Appeared in eight games as a true freshman for Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo. ... Scored a total of 15 points, shooting 46 percent from the field ... Helped the Runnin’ Lopes to an NJCAA Region 9 title and a fifth-place finish in the nation.
Manitou Springs High School: Earned All-Tri-Peaks League First Team honors and All-State Honorable Mention accolades as a senior ... Helped the Mustangs to 19 wins and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2006-07.
Personal: The son of Kathy and Kevin Nicholas, Austin was born Dec. 8, 1988 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Majoring in teacher education.