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Yemi Nicholson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Overland H.S.

Last College:
Fort Lewis College

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 260

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
06/07/1983

Experience:
2L


2004-05: Named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year • earned Associated Press and Sports Illustrated All-America Honorable Mention honors • named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 13 Second Team • United States Basketball Writers Association District 8 accolades • earned Basketball Times All-Rockies Region honors • named the SBC Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com • received CollegeInsider.com Star of the Week (Feb. 7) honors • earned SBC Player of the Week three times (Jan. 25, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14) • recorded 11 double-doubles • career-high 34 points against New Mexico State on Feb. 3 • career-high 18 rebounds at Kansas State • school-record nine blocks in Denver's regular-season finale versus New Orleans on Feb. 26 • registered 30 points at Western Kentucky and at NMSU on Feb. 19 • pulled down 15 rebounds against NMSU on Feb. 3 • recorded 10-plus points 29 times, including 14 Sun Belt games • registered 18 15-plus point games, including 12 SBC games • tallied 20-plus points 13 times, including 10 SBC games • recorded three 30-plus scoring games, all in SBC play • second-best season in Pioneer history with 92 blocks • ranks fourth all-time in blocks with 122 • third-best season in Denver history with a field-goal percentage of 58.8 • ranks third all-time in field-goal percentage at 56.5 percent • first on the team in scoring (second in SBC play), rebounding (second in the SBC) and blocks (third in the nation and first in the SBC) • second on the squad in field-goal percentage (19th in the nation and second in SBC play).

2003-04: Saw action in 25 games, averaging 12.5 minuets per contest • was first on the Pioneers' shot block chart with 30 • made 50.6 percent (78-of-154) of his shots, making him the most accurate Pioneer • was third on the team with 107 rebounds (4.3 per game) • had a career-day in the Pioneers' 66-62 victory over Sun Belt Conference West Division rival North Texas (Feb. 19), dropping in 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting • had a career-best 10 rebounds to go along with his one block in 22 minutes of action • it was his first-career double-double • scored a career-high 21 points in Denver's season finale at New Orleans • averaged 7.5 points per game.

2002-03: Sat out season as a redshirt.

Fort Lewis College: Saw limited action at the center position for the Skyhawks.

Overland H.S.: Played one year of varsity basketball.

Personal: Born on June 7, 1983, in Corvallis, Ore. • son of Willie and Bola Nicholson • has one younger sister, Yawah • majoring in communications • expected to graduate one quarter early in March 2006 • aspires to become a computer scientist after graduation • won the Louis Armstrong Award for his stellar play of the jazz saxophone • came to Denver because of the great academic programs and the chance to be a part of the basketball program • spends his spare time playing musical instruments, watching his favorite professional teams and taking part in heated video game rivalries.

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