At 6-foot-6, Nichols is capable of being a hybrid forward who plays all over the basketball court, and he showed that during Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's run to the state title, and his game has been on a roll ever since then.
"I feel like I have picked it up since the first couple of sessions," said Nichols of his spring. "We have a lot of great players on this team so you have to focus on staying aggressive and being consistent."
Recruiting wise after getting mostly mid-major interest during the season, high-majors have been showing him a lot of attention recently.
Xavier stepped up with a scholarship offer during April, and have been tracking him ever since, and Nichols says he likes the coaching staff of the Big East school.
"I love the coaching staff there," said Nichols. "We talk roughly every day and I like what they are saying and I think they have a good style of play as well. I hope to get down there for a visit in June."
Penn State actually offered Nichols during the high school season, and the Nittany Lions have been recruiting him very hard ever since.
"Definitely they have a great coaching staff," said Nichols. "It is a school that I talk to almost every day, and I am going to visit there for sure in June."
One school that hasn't offered, but is remaining in the mix is Ohio State. The Buckeyes continue to keep Nichols on their radar and plan to watch him during the open July evaluation period.
"I met with Coach (Thad) Matta and I will probably take an unofficial in June," said Nichols. "They say they just want to see me more and are going to watch me a lot in July."
For now nothing is set in stone when it comes to the timeline for a decision, but Nichols does have a good idea of what he is looking for in a school.
"I am looking for a school with a great coaching staff, great academics, and a place that my mom likes," noted Nichols. "That is very important to me."