An unheralded recruit when he committed to the Terps, Nicholas
ended up making a huge contribution to Terp basketball. Drew had unlimited
range and was a good athlete.
Drew backed up both Juan Dixon and Danny Miller his freshman year. He had
27 points in only his third game of his career against Fairleigh Dickinson.
Worked on his ball handling between his freshman and sophomore year and was
the back up at both the guard positions for 2000-2001 for the final four
season. Shot a career high 42% from three point range as a sophomore. Drew
was 7 from 8 from the field in a blow out at home against UVA in the regular
As a junior Nicholas was the back up at three positions on the national
champion ship team. He backed up Steve Blake, Juan Dixon and Byron Mouton
and averaged over 20 minutes and nearly eight points a game. Drew's hit two
long three pointers in the final two minutes to lead the Terps to a huge
comeback victory at UVA.
With Juan Dixon graduated, Nicholas finally got a chance to start as a
senior. Drew averaged nearly eighteen points a game and was second team
All-ACC. Nicholas had over 20 point nine times including games of 29
(Georgia Tech), 28 (Citadel), and two games of 27 (UVA and George
Washington). Hit memorable game winning three pointer at the buzzer to
defeat NC State and then did it again a few weeks later on a bigger stage in
the first round of the NCAA tournament against UNC Wilmington.
Nicholas had some NBA tryouts and is currently playing overseas.