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Malik Nichols commits to Hofstra

By Max Sass, Sports Editor

Boys & Girls High School 6'6" senior guard Malik Nichols confirmed to The Chronicle on Friday night that he is coming to Hofstra next season to play basketball.

"It's close to home so my mom and dad could come to every home game," Nichols said.

Nichols said his second choice was Texas Southern. He chose Hofstra because of its proximity to his home and his relationship with Hofstra head coach Mo Cassara.

"He's awesome," Nichols said of Cassara.

Nichols transferred to Boys & Girls after playing three seasons at Hillcrest High School in Queens. Nichols averaged 22 points his junior year at Hillcrest.

Nichols knows he will be joining a young Hofstra basketball team after this year's veterans including current senior Charles Jenkins graduates, but is confident that he can continue the trend of great guards after Jenkins.

"It would just take hard work and stuff, but I think I could be that guy," Nichols said.

Nichols joins Jordan Allen of Long Island Lutheran High School as the two commits to the Pride for the high school class of 2011.

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