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FSU basketball lands grad transfer

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With the somewhat surprising transfer of CJ Walker, FSU found themselves with only one point guard on the roster in Trent Forrest. That void didn’t last long, as reports indicate that Albany transfer David Nichols has committed to Florida State.

Nichols was a junior at Albany this season, and will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

The 6-0 guard from South Holland, IL was a 1st Team All Conference player as a sophomore, and made the All-Academic Team following this season. He averaged 14.6 points per game, to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Nichols generated an assist on 20.1% of the buckets while he was on the floor, which would have been 2nd for the Seminoles behind Forrest.

For his career, he’s made 45% of his 2s, 36% of his 3s, and is an 80% free throw shooter. The Great Danes have needed him to be a high volume shooter, which FSU won’t need.

This commitment fills Florida State’s roster, assuming Phil Cofer is awarded a fifth season. If not, FSU will have one spot available.