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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Malik Nichols Signs With Hofstra

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    Malik Nichols has signed a National Letter of Intent with Hofstra and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

    The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Nichols initially committed to former Hofstra coach Mo Cassara in November 2010 but was academically ineligible. He then went to Bridgton Academy (ME) before ending up at South Plains College in Levelland, TX.

    “Malik is another great addition to our evolving roster,” head coach Joe Mihalich said. “He will add some much-needed depth to our team as we continue to reshape the foundation of this program. We are also excited that we are adding a player from the local area. Bringing local, highly-talented student-athletes to Hofstra University is a priority of this coaching staff and we are thankful that Malik has chosen to become a member of the Pride.”

    During his two years at South Plains, Nichols appeared in 58 games and helped the Texan Basketball team to a combined record of 51-14. In 2013-14, South Plains won its conference championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament.

    Prior to South Plains, Nichols attended Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY. During his senior season at Boys and Girls, Nichols averaged a double-double with 12.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. He was named to the All-City second team by the New York Daily News and first team All-Brooklyn by the Daily News. At the time he helped the Kangaroos to their second straight PSAL title.

    Nichols joins 6-9 forward Rokus Gustys and 6-10 center Andre Walker in Hofstra’s class.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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