David Nichols grad-transferring to FSU

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Less than two weeks after sophomore point guard CJ Walker announced his intentions to transfer from Florida State, the Seminoles have already found his replacement. CBS College Basketball reporter Jon Rothstein tweeted out earlier this afternoon that Albany guard David Nichols told him that he will grad-transfer to FSU. He chose to come to Tallahassee despite interest from Oklahoma, Missouri, Butler, Xavier, and others.

Nichols played three seasons at Albany. The six-foot guard averaged 14.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.2 steals as a junior. He also shot 35.6% from behind the arc. Nichols was even better as a sophomore when he averaged 17.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals.

He’s got a smooth shot from distance and can score from anywhere on the court. Nichols should boost the `Noles backcourt with his ability to put the ball in the bucket. With that being said, he’s also a solid facilitator. Trent Forrest and Nichols will be a formidable 1-2 punch at point guard.

With the addition of the rising senior, Leonard Hamilton and his staff can now turn their focus to Phil Cofer and the recruiting trail. Cofer is still waiting to hear back on his appeal for a fifth-year. FSU technically still has one scholarship available and that number would jump to two if Cofer can’t come back.

It’s already been quite the offseason for the Seminoles. However, this team has solidified a question mark with one of the best transfers available on the market.

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