Nichols Named Gatorade Tennessee Basketball Player of the Year

Nichols Named Gatorade Tennessee Basketball Player of the Year

Austin Nichols scored 1,987 points and had 996 rebounds during his high school campaign.
MEMPHIS, TN -- A future Memphis player made headlines Thursday along with the Tigers.

Briarcrest Christian School senior forward Austin Nichols was named the Gatorade Tennessee Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

The two-time TSSAA Mr. Basketball award winner in Division II-AA averaged nearly 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists this past season. He led his team to a runner-up finish in back-to-back state tournaments. Nichols scored 42 points in his final game, and helped lead the Saints to a 27-7 record.

He scored 1,987 points and had 996 rebounds during his high school campaign.

The award from Gatorade is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community involvement.
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