34   Ahmad Nivins
Ahmad Nivins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jersey City, N.J.

High School:
St. Anthony

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 242

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/10/1987


2009 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year
Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America
Three-Time Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team Selection (First team in 2008-09, 2006-07)
2009 Atlantic 10 All-Defensive team
Three-Time NABC All-District
Two-Time All-Big 5 Team

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Career: SJU's career leader in field goal percentage (62.7)... One of three players in Hawk history to record over 1,700 points and 900 rebounds... Finished his career as the third leading scorer and sixth leading rebounder in Saint Joseph's history... One of only five players to rank in the top 10 all-time in points and rebounds... Became just second player in A-10 history to lead the league in field goal percentage for three straight seasons... Set the SJU career mark for free throws made with 561.

2008-09: Became the third Hawk in the last six years to earn the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award... Led the Atlantic 10 in rebounds (7.6), field goal percentage (61.2) and minutes played (39.3)... Ranked third in scoring (19.2)... Scored double figures in 41 consecutive games and had 22 double-doubles... Notched career-high 34 points against Duquesne... Recorded first 20-20 game with 28 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against Rhode Island in a career-high 54 minutes played... Earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors five times and Big 5 honors four times... Had 26 points and 16 rebounds against Cornell... Scored 25 points to go along with nine rebounds at Towson... Notched 18 points and 11 rebounds against Creighton... Poured in 20 points and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds at Lehigh... Averaged 16 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in EA Sports Maui Invitational... Notched 17 points and 12 rebounds at Holy Cross... Scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against Rider.

2007-08:Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference 3rd Team... Earned NABC All-District 2nd Team honors while being chosen to the All-Big 5 2nd Team... Hawks' leading shot blocker and second leading scorer and rebounder... Averaged 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds... Blocked 1.2 shots per game... Bettered his SJU record for field goal percentage in a season with 64.7... Earned a spot on the A-10 All-Championship Team... Posted a career-best game at UMass, scoring 31 points (13-for-18 FG), grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking a personal-best six shots... Scored 51 points and pulled down 24 rebounds in two games vs. UMass... Had 25 points vs. Penn State, hitting 8-of-12 shots... Scored double figures in all but four games... Scored 20 points at Siena... Posted three double-doubles on the season... Big 5 Player of the Week (Jan. 14)... Participated in the USA Basketball Pan Am Games Trials.

2006-07: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference 1st Team and the All-Big 5 1st Team... Chosen to the NABC All-District 3 squad... Received the John P. Hilferty Award as Saint Joseph's MVP... Leading scorer (16.6) and rebounder (7.6)... Averaged 17.6 ppg in conference play... Set the school's single-season record for field goal percentage (63.1)... Had 27 points on 10-for-11 shooting at Richmond... Recorded five double-doubles... Scored 20-plus points in eight games... Tied career-high with 28 points and 11 rebounds vs. URI...Tallied 27 points at Richmond, while making 10-of-11 shots... Grabbed 11 rebounds at Villanova... Scored team-high 20 points at Temple... Named to the All-Tournament Team at both the NABC Classic and the Aeropostale Holiday Festival... Put together back-to-back 20-plus point games at NABC Classic, including a then career-high 28 points against Bellarmine... Player of the Week in the Big 5 (Jan. 15, Jan. 8) and Atlantic 10 (Dec. 9).

2005-06: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection... Averaged 6.1 ppg and shot 61.3 percent from the field... Was second on the team with 5.0 rebounds... Scored in double figures five times... Had first double-double with 12 points-12 rebounds vs. Xavier... Established a then career-high with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting at Bucknell... Had 14 points at Davidson, while shooting 10-for-10 from the foul line... Notched five blocks vs. Drexel and Saint Louis and four against #4 Villanova... Started his first four collegiate games and 12 of his first 13... Missed two of the last three contests with an ankle injury.

High School/Personal: Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks as a senior for scholastic power St. Anthony... Two-time All-County selection... Helped team to a 30-0 record and the school's ninth Tournament of Champions title in 2003-04, a season which is chronicled in the book, "The Miracle of St. Anthony"... Transferred to St. Anthony after two years at Hudson County Prep, where he was an All-County 3rd Team selection after averaging 17 points per game... Was primarily a baseball player before switching to basketball his first year in high school... Father, Larry, played basketball at Slippery Rock University... Sociology major... Born February 10, 1987.

Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct OR-DR Reb/Avg PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2005-06 30-12 680/22.7 68-111 .613 0-1 .000 48-68 .706 55-94 149/5.0 85-4 8 41 39 12 184/6.1
2006-07 31-31 1083/34.9 176-279 .631 0-1 .000 164-242 .678 105-130 235/7.6 89-3 11 77 32 32 516/16.6
2007-08 33-33 1112/33.7 165-255 .647 0-0 .000 146-197 .741 73-120 193/5.8 93-4 16 76 39 22 476/14.4
2008-09 32-32 1259/39.3 205-336 .612 0-1 .000 203-258 .787 126-252 378/11.8 70-0 32 87 56 25 613/19.2
TOTALS 126-108 4134/32.8 614-980 .627 0-3 .000 561-765 .733 359-596 955/7.6 337-11 67 281 166 92 1789/14.2