ANALYSIS: Nicholson had an impressive senior season averaging 19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 60 percent from the floor. He was named the 2005 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, however some may question the level of competition he faced throughout his career. Nicholson does not run the floor well and conditioning is often an issue for him, but he is still a big man with skill whose size makes him intriguing. After starting off a little slow at the pre-draft Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Nicholson came on strong defensively and in rebounding and was named to the All-Portsmouth Second Team. He averaged 11.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. But, he shot only 39 percent from the floor in the tournament. Nicholson is not an impressive physical specimen lacking body tone, needing greatly to add muscle mass to help him maintain position in the paint. He still has a lot to learn, because he is not that experienced playing basketball. He only played one year in high school, then a year in junior college before three seasons at Denver. Nicholson averaged 18.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks as a junior. Nicholson may one day be able to help an NBA team with his defense and rebounding ability. He had 15 double-doubles as a senior. But, he is still a project with promising but raw post moves. In a draft lacking big men, Nicholson could hear his name called in the second round.