|Hometown:||Monmouth Junction, N.J.|
|High School:||Westtown School|
AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Appeared in all 33 games, earning one start...Averaged 3.1 points per game...Scored eight points at Rutgers (2/28)...Notched six points vs. Iowa (2/25)...Scored seven points at Ohio State (1/31)...Posted a season-high 12 points on a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc at Michigan (1/7)...Scored six points on a pair of treys vs. Charlotte (12/20)...Notched eight points, four rebounds and three steals vs. St. Mary's (MD) (11/17).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Appeared in all 36 games...notched 14 points, including four treys, against South Dakota St. in first round of NCAA Tournament (3/18)...Posted eight points vs. Nebraska in the B1G quarterfinals (3/11)...Recorded 14 points - including four 3-pointers - vs. Illinois (3/3)...Recorded 10 points - including three 3-pointers - at Purdue (2/27)...Scored 11 points - including three treys - at Nebraska (2/3)...posted a career-high 10 rebounds and added nine points vs. Rutgers (1/6)...Recorded 12 points on four treys against UMES (12/12)...Posted a career-high 16 points on a 6-for-8 shooting performance vs. Cleveland State (11/28)...Also tied a career-high with four three-pointers vs. the Vikings...Scored 10 points and added a block and a steal against Rhode Island (11/25)...Hit two key three-pointers down the stretch in win over Illinois State (11/24)...Posted 11 points and 3-for-5 shooting from behind the arc against Mount St. Mary's (11/13).
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Appeared in all 35 games, earning starts nine…Averaged 6.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game…Second on the team with 57 three-pointers…Maryland was 7-1 this season when Nickens scores in double figures…notched 10 points in a Big Ten semifinal win over Indiana (3/13)…Recorded nine points on three treys vs. Michigan (2/28)…Posted fifth straight start vs. Northwestern and scored eight points and tied a season-high with six rebounds (1/25)…Notched 12 points, matching a career-high four treys (1/22)…Earned a start against Michigan State and recorded eight points (1/17)…Started against Rutgers and tallied a career-high four three-pointers en route to 12 points (1/15)…Recorded seven points, including a pair of three-pointers, at Illinois (1/7)…Tallied 11 points, including three three-pointers, in start at Oklahoma State (12/21)…Earned first career start vs. USC Upstate (12/3)…Posted a career-high 15 points off the bench in win vs. #13 Iowa State (11/25)…Was 6-for-10 from the floor, including a 3-for-7 mark from behind the arc vs. Iowa State…Scored six points on a pair of three-pointers and added four rebounds while playing a career-high 32 minutes vs. NC Central (12/10)…Hit a team-high three three-pointers en route to 12 points against Winthrop (12/6)…Hit a pair of three-pointers against No. 7 Virginia (12/3)…recorded eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, against Monmouth (11/28)…Notched 13 points and six rebounds against Fordham (11/20)…Scored five points each against Wagner (11/14) and Central Connecticut State (11/17)…Recorded two steals vs. CCSU.
BEFORE MARYLAND: A four-star prospect and 20th-ranked small forward nationally (90th overall) by Scout.com…A four star prospect and the 25th-ranked (97th overall) small forward nationally by 247sports.com …Ranked 93rd overall by Rivals.com…A 3-star prospect rated 78th in the nation by ESPN...3rd best player in New Jersey according to ESPN and 29th best shooting guard nationally…Named the Daily Local News Player of the Year in his senior year of high school.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jared Drew Nickens...Parents names are Robert Nickens and Robbi Jones...Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in North Brunswick, N.J....Has two older brothers, Mark and Robert...Alongside former teammate Jaylen Brantley, popularized the dance craze "The Running Man Challenge" -- which garnered over 10 million views on social media -- and appeared on the Ellen Show...also attended the 2016 ESPYs in Los Angeles...Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went to the same high school...Favorite athlete growing up was Allen Iverson...Enjoys doodling...Intern with the Maryland's broadcasting and production department...Major is American Studies.