Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gonzales, La.
High School: LSU-Eunice


As a Junior (2016): Started 54 games in 56 appearances…topped the squad with 40 runs scored…finished second on the team with eight home runs…batted .260 with 28 RBI while slugging .423…tied for the team lead in stolen bases with eight…reached base in the first 13 games…tallied 11 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games…went 1-for-4 in his Maryland debut at Alabama (2/19)…went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run at Alabama (2/20)…went 1-for-3 against Rhode Island (2/26)…hit a solo home run against Rhode Island (2/28)…finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI at Delaware (3/1)…scored a run against Tennessee (3/4)…reached base twice and scored two runs at East Carolina (3/6)…reached base four times with a hit and three walks against Delaware (3/8)…went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against George Washington (3/9)…reached base twice and knocked in a run against Bryant (3/11)…went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Bryant (3/13)…tripled and reached base three times with two RBI at UC Irvine (3/16)…tallied a hit and an RBI in games two and three against Cal State Fullerton (3/19-20)…went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base against Liberty (3/22)…reached base twice with a run scored at Iowa (3/25)…went 3-for-3 with a walk at Iowa (3/27)…doubled and scored a run at Iowa (3/27)…reached base twice against VCU (3/29)…finished 1-for-4 with a run against High Point (4/2)…walked twice and notched a pair of runs at Liberty (4/5)…doubled and drove in two runs against James Madison (4/6)…hit a walk-off single against Ohio State (4/8)…hit a solo home run at Minnesota (4/15)…reached base three times at Minnesota (4/16)…went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI against Purdue (4/23)…finished 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against Purdue (4/24)…hit a home run and notched two RBI at James Madison (4/26)…hit a solo home run and finished with three RBI at Penn State (4/29)…notched three hits and two runs scored in a doubleheader against Penn State (4/30)…finished with a hit and a run against Illinois (5/8)…notched a hit, a walk and two stolen bases at West Virginia (5/10)…went 2-for-5 with a double at Rutgers (5/14)…scored twice and notched a hit at Michigan State (5/19)…appeared in all four games at the Big Ten Tournament (5/25-28).

Before Maryland: Played two season at LSU Eunice and helped the Bengals win the 2015 NJCAA Division II National Championships…batted .289 with six home runs, 37 RBIs, 38 runs scored and 38 stolen bases…ranked fifth in the nation in stolen bases during his senior campaign…batted .318 during his junior campaign with 27 runs and 22 RBIs…played three sports at St. Ament High School.

Personal: Son of Jonathan and Sylar Nickens…has one brother, Nathanel…was a member of the LSUE Student Government and was the co-president of LSUE’s FCA…lists his sports hero as Mike Trout…says his favorite pregame meal is pasta. 

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