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Ahmad Naadir Nivins (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Orléans Loiret Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's.

Ahmad Nivins
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Personal information
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 32)
Jersey City, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
CollegeSaint Joseph's (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2009–2017
PositionPower forward
Career history
2009–2010Bàsquet Manresa
2010–2012Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2012–2013Poitiers Basket 86
2013–2014Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2014–2016ASVEL Basket
2016–2017Orléans Loiret Basket
Career highlights and awards

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High school careerEdit

Nivins attended County Prep High School(New Jersey) where he began as a baseball player before switching to basketball on his first year. In his Junior year he transferred to St. Anthony's High school (New Jersey). As a Senior, he averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and He helped the team to a 30-0 record and the school's ninth Tournament of Champions title in 2003-04.[1]

College careerEdit

Nivins attended Saint Joseph's University. He is the school's leader in career field goal percentage (63.4) and also one of 26 Hawks to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. Nivins is fifth on SJU's all-time list with 110 blocks.

As a senior, he averaged a double-double (19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds) and nationally, he ranked fourth in rebounds per game behind John Bryant, Blake Griffin and Kenneth Faried.[2]

Nivins was the 2009 Atlantic-10 Player of the Year and 2009 Big 5 Player of the Year.

In 2018, he was enshrined in the Saint Joseph's University Basketball Hall of Fame.

Professional careerEdit

After being selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 56th overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft, on August 6, 2009, he signed for Bàsquet Manresa in the Spanish ACB.[3]

On January 4, 2011, he signed with Belgian team Dexia Mons-Hainaut.[4] On December 10, his draft rights were traded to the New York Knicks, along with the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis and Tyson Chandler in a three-way trade. The Mavericks received Andy Rautins from the Knicks and a second round pick from the Washington Wizards. The Wizards received Ronny Turiaf from the Knicks in addition to a Dallas 2012 second round pick, and 2013 Knicks second round pick, and cash considerations.[5]

On August 20, 2012, Nivins moved to the French league, signing with Poitiers Basket 86 after averaging 10.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 2011-12 in Belgium.[6]

On June 21, 2013, Nivins signed with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez after averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game with Poitiers.[7]

On June 3, 2014, Nivins signed with ASVEL Basket after averaging 15.5 points and 6.3 rebounds with Pau-Orthez.[8]

On June 14, 2016, Nivins signed with Orléans Loiret Basket.[9] On March 20, 2017, he parted ways with Orléans.[10]

On November 11, 2017, Nivins signed with the Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv for the 2017–18 season.[11] However, on November 17, 2017, Nivins was released by Hapoel before appearing in a game for them.[12]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Saint Joseph's 30 12 22.7 .613 .000 .706 4.97 0.27 0.40 1.30 6.13
2006–07 Saint Joseph's 31 31 34.9 .630 .000 .678 7.58 0.35 1.03 1.03 16.65
2007–08 Saint Joseph's 33 33 33.7 .647 .000 .741 5.85 0.48 0.67 1.18 14.42
2008–09 Saint Joseph's 32 32 39.3 .612 .000 .787 11.81 1.00 0.81 1.75 19.16

Personal lifeEdit

Nivins' father, Larry, played basketball at Slippery Rock University. Nivins majored in Sociology.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "34 Ahmad Nivins". SJUHawks.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "St. Anthony product Ahmad Nivins drafted by Dallas Mavericks after proving toughness playing at St. Joseph's". NJ.com. June 27, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Official: Manresa signs Ahmad Nivins". Sportando.com. August 6, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ahmad Nivins inks with Dexia Mons-Hainaut". Sportando.com. January 4, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Knicks Acquire Tyson Chandler". NBA.com. December 10, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Poitiers tabs Ahmad Nivins". Sportando.com. August 20, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pau-Orthez sign Ahmad Nivins". Sportando.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "ASVEL Villeurbanne sign David Lighty and Ahmad Nivins". Sportando.com. June 3, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "Orleans inks Ahmad Nivins and Kevin Dinal". Sportando.com. June 14, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Orleans, Ahmad Nivins part ways". Sportando.com. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "אחמד ניבינס חתם בהפועל ת"א". hapoeluta.com (in Hebrew). November 11, 2017. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "אחמד ניבינס שוחרר מהקבוצה". hapoeluta.com (in Hebrew). November 17, 2017. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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