Rookie power forward, Andrew Nicholson out of St. Bonaventure, the 19th overall pick in 2012, shined brightly in his NBA Summer League debut. The lengthy 4-man led all scorers with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while scoring the final four points in the final 30 seconds to break the tie between Orlando and Brooklyn.
While mostly perimeter-oriented during his collegiate career with a soft stroke, Nicholson was unafraid to bang down low, securing key boards on both ends of the floor and earning 12 free-throw attempts with his aggressive play.
Normally, a Summer League performance such as this isn't terribly notable, as it's just an exhibition, but as the Magic have traded away starting forward Ryan Anderson and appear to be pushing Dwight Howard out the door (if he wasn't already out by his own means), Nicholson could get the nod at the new starting forward in 2012-13. This was a great debut to the coaching staff and team personnel for Nicholson.