Drew Nicholas

Drew Nicholas (born 17 May 1981 in Hempstead, New York ) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the position of shooting guard.


Nicholas began playing basketball at Long Iceland Lutheran High School in New York. In 1999 he moved to the University of Maryland, where he was active for four years and could win the 2002 NCAA Championship. In 2003 he was elected in the USBL Drafts of the Texas Rim Rockers at 59th place, but moved later that year to the Italian club Fabriano Basket. He subsequently worked for Basket Livorno, the Spanish top club TAU Vitoria and Benetton Treviso with which Nicholas was able to win his first title in Europe, he joined in the summer of 2006, as reigning top scorer of the ULEB Euro League, the Turkish first division club Efes Pilsen. With Efes Nicholas was able to already win the Turkish Cup in his first season, but fell out of favor with his employer when he, along with three other American players, refused to enter into a Euro League game at Partizan Belgrade. Nicholas explained his decision to the political turmoil after Kosovo declared independence and to avoid the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States Serbia as a tourist destination. From 2008 to 2011 Nicholas was the Greek top club Panathinaikos Athens under contract.


  • NCAA champion: 2002
  • Italian Champion: 2006
  • Greek champion: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Turkish Cup winner: 2007
  • Greek Cup winner: 2009
  • ULEB Euro League: 2009, 2011


  • Euro League Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: 2006
  • All- ACC 2nd team: 2003
  • Participations in the Greek All Star Game: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Winner of the Three-Point Shootout competition of the Greek All-Star Games: 2010, 2011

2004/ 05 Charles Smith | 2005 /06 Drew Nicholas | 2006 /07 Igor Rakočević | 2007 /08 Marc Salyers | 2008 /09 Igor Rakočević | 2009/10 Linas Kleiza | 2010/11 Igor Rakočević | 2011/12 Bo McCalebb | 2012 / 13 Bobby Brown

  • Basketball player (United States)
  • Americans
  • Born in 1981
  • Man