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Ward Nick

Player Profile

BirthDate 1997/09/02
Height 6.8''
Country USA
Available NO
College Michigan St.
Passport Import Players
Role Power Forward
Role Center
Ward Nick
Ward Nick

Ward Nick

Profile

Ward is a proven dominant big man who was a star at Michigan State, one of the topNCAA programs...Learning under legendary coach Tom Izzo, Ward developed his gameconsiderably at MSU...The powerful big man does a fantastic job of blending powerelements of his game with his skillset...Absolutely bullies opponents in the post...Throwshis frame around and moves guys off their spots with ease...Will dunk in a defender'sface and finish through contact all day...Has impressive footwork and soft touch thatutilizes perfect...Shows off an array of post moves and different ways tofinish...Defenders absolutely dread having to guard him in the post...Able to step outand knock down jumpers from the mid-range and occasionally from deep...Sets tough,efficient screens and rolls to the bucket smoothly...So hard to stop when he's inmotion...Eats up rebounds with his big frame, athleticism, and soft hands...Very difficultto box out...Defensively, he offers tough resistance in the post...Cannot be backed downand he is a major obstacle for slashers trying to get to the bucket...Plays with passionand fierceness...Always wants to punish his opponents...Ward can be the man in themiddle for any team as he can comfortably have an offense run through him and anchora team's defense...He's hungry and ready to take the next step in his career in his questfor a championship.


2013-2014: Gahanna, OH / Lincoln High School
2014-2015: Gahanna, OH / Lincoln High School: 18ppg, 8rpg, 2bpg
2015: All-Ohio Red (AAU)
2015-2016: Gahanna, OH / Lincoln High School: 21.0ppg, 8.5rpg
2016-2017: Michigan State University (NCAA, starting five): 35 games: 13.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 59.2%, FT: 61.5%
2017-2018: Michigan State University (NCAA, starting five): 35 games: 12.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT: 62.1%
2018: declared for the NBA Draft 2018 early entry, withdrew before the deadline
2018-2019: Michigan State University (NCAA): 34 games: 12.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 57.7%, FT: 65.3%
2019: declared for the NBA Draft 2019 early entry
2019 July: Atlanta Hawks (MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, starting five): 4 games: 4.3ppg, 4.8rpg
2019 August: NBA G League Player Invitational in Chicago, IL
2019-2020: Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Israel-Winner League), in Oct.`19 signed at Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediye Spor (Turkey-TBL): 4 games: 22.0ppg, 6.3rpg, in Nov.`19 moved to College Park SkyHawks (NBA G League): 34 games: 13.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 2FGP: 60.5%, FT: 62.9%, in Mar.`20 agreed terms with Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediye Spor (Turkey-TBL, starting five): 5 games: 19.6ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 65.4%, FT: 69.8%
2020: Big X (The Basketball Tournament)
2020-2021: Istanbul Basket (Turkey-TBL): 4 games: 21.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8spg, left in Nov.`20
2021: Ottawa Blackjacks (Canada-CEBL, starting five): 14 games: Score-5(17.3ppg), Reb-3(8.9rpg), Blocks-3(1.1bpg), FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 59.7%
2021-2022: Leyma Basquet Coruna (Spain-LEB Gold): 36 games: 13.8ppg, Reb-4(7.1rpg), FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 56.4%
2022: Bucketneers (The Basketball Tournament): 3 games: 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 45.0%, FT: 66.7%

Awards/Achievements

Nike Elite 100 Skill Academy in St.Louis, MO -14
HS Third-Team Associated Press All-Ohio -15
HS All-State Division I Third Team by PrepHoopsOhio.com -15
HS Rated among the Top 50 players in his class by ESPN 100 (#39), Rivals.com (#41), Scout.com (#48) -16
Turkish TBL Regular Season Runner-Up -£20
All-Big Ten Third Team -2019
Big Ten Tournament Winner -2019
Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champion -2019
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -2018
Big Ten Regular Season Champion -2018
All-Big Ten Honorable Mention -2017, 18
HS Ohio Division I-II North-South All-Star Game MVP -2016
HS Ohio Capital Conference-Ohio Division Co-Player of the Year -2016
HS Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Team -2016
HS Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game -2016
HS Associated Press Division I All-Ohio Team -2016
HS regional Finals -2016
HS first-team Associated Press Central Division I All-District -2015, 16
HS first-team All-League -2015, 16
HS All-Junior Team -2015
HS OCC-Ohio Champion -2014, 15, 16
CEBL Semifinals -2021
USBasket.com All-CEBL First Team -2021
Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team -2022
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold First Team -2022
Spanish LEB Gold -2022 (Player of the Week: 5 times)

Highlights


Games

 



Coruna - Palencia 105-93 Date: November 9, 2021

Ward Nick #33 orange
Minutes:
31
Points: 29 2FG: 11-15 Free Throws: 7-11 Rebounds: 14 Ranking: 35.0

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