“Only a couple days after I got home [from Russia], I was playing with one of my ex-high school teammates [Tim Doyle]. He played at Northwestern and is actually a college basketball analyst now,” Nicholas said. “I was talking to him, and his company had an opening. Even though I didn’t have any experience, they said I should fly out and interview. I flew out to Chicago, talked about the position, and it fell into my lap.”Having spent the season analyzing college basketball teams around the country, you wouldn't be surprised that he's leading all entries in the Washington Post's Bracket Challenge.
The opening was with Total College Sports, which provides college basketball and football video analysis to companies like SportingNews.com, SI.com and newspaper websites, plus university-run athletic websites. For Nicholas, who majored in government and politics at Maryland, the transition from playing basketball to talking about it on-camera was a quick one. [...]
Nicholas enjoys his work with TCS and hopes to do more color commentary in future seasons. He called a Miami vs. Boston College women’s game for ESPN3 earlier this year, and has made several radio appearances throughout the country.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Drew Nicholas Joins Total College Sports as a Basketball Analyst
Ten years ago, Drew Nicholas (1999-2003) was "that guy who hit that shot". After the ensuing decade of playing in Europe, Nicholas has now returned to the United States and started working as a college basketball analyst for Total College Sports. The Baltimore Sun has the story: