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Fundamental Forward

Fundamental Forward

Some big men have imposing size. Others have great athleticism. Briarcrest power forward Austin Nichols has an exceptional pair of hands.

Nichols doesn't make basketball any more difficult than it needs to be. The 6-foot-9 rising senior posts up. He catches the ball. He turns and puts it in the basket. Nothing fancy or cute. But it's in this simple efficiency where Nichols separates himself. His touch around the basket is special. His hands are soft and his shooting angles creative. Nichols has made a niche for himself by stripping... Recommended Stories

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