A very fine scorer for this time in basketball history, Jack Nichols was an aggressive basketball player at Washington University right after World War II. He was selected in the first round, 12th pick overall, by the Washington Capitols in the 1948 NBA draft.
Noted for his abilty to hound taller opposing centers, Jack Nichols played in six NBA playoffs in his nine year NBA career, including five straight seasons with the Boston Celtics, 1953-54 thru 1957-58. The last season the Celtics won the NBA Championship as Jack Nichols was replaced at the center position by basketball legend Bill Russell. A couple of other notable players on Boston's playoff teams included Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman.
Jack Nichols scored 5,245 points, 2,012 field goals made in 5,462 attempts, a .369 pct. PLayed in 504 games. Playoffs: 519 points in 51 games.
Photo: Bob Harris, left, and Jack Harris, photo from Boston Herald-Traveler, December 1953.
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