Red Raiders Meet Former Coach For First Time
Texas Tech And Pittsburgh Pitted In Rematch Of 2008 Semifinal
The senior from South Plains college played in 34 games and started 25 times...averaged nearly 26 minutes per game and played 44 minutes at Nebraska...had ten games of at least 30 minutes of playing time...third on the squad with 10.8 points per game...had 14 or more points in ten games...joined the Texas Tech 30-Point Club with 34 points at Colorado...plans to be a Summer 2010 graduate.
Nick started his game as a Red Raider in the season-opener against St. Francis (PA)...he played 19 minutes and scored 16 points...played in 29 games during the season and had 19 starting spots...missed four games due to an ankle injury... averaged more than 25 minutes per game and played 30+ minutes in eight games... played 36 minutes at Texas and at Iowa State...perfect from the free throw line in nine games totaling 40-of-40...third on the team with 21 steals...averaged 3.1 rebounds per game and grabbed 5+ boards in nine games...his scoring average of 11.3 points per game was fourth among squad members...scored 15+ points in nine games with six of those games against conference opponents...sank 10-of-10 free throws and had 17 points against Kansas...scored 24 points at Oklahoma and at Texas...averaged 16.3 points per game over the last 10 games and started nine times.
Graduated from South Plains College...played for Steve Green...the Texans were 26-7 in 2006-2007 and 30-5 in 2007-2008...averaged 12.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game as a freshman...named Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2006-2007... South Plains College claimed the NJCAA National Championship in 2007-2008 in Hutchinson, Kansas over Salt Lake CC (67-56)...Nick scored 29 points in the championship game... averaged 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in his second season...named to the NJCAA All-Region V Team and was a first team All-Conference selection...named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team and was an honorable mention NJCAA All-American selection.
Nick was coached by Ronnie Edwards at Kempner High School...averaged 19.7 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a senior for the Cougars...named All-District...played in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Born July 22, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota...parent is Sharon White-Ayiro... hobbies include playing basketball and football.