Nichols School (Buffalo, N.Y.) will continue what has been a terrific 2009/2010 season this weekend, when it faces Long Island Lutheran in the semifinals of the Federation state playoffs. Helped by senior forward and Virginia recruit Will Regan , Nichols already has the Manhattan Cup (league championship) and a Catholic Class A championship under its belt and is looking for more.
“It means a lot just because we have come up short the past two years,” Regan said of the success the team has enjoyed this season. “We did pretty well my freshman year. My sophomore year, we weren’t expected to do that well but ended up the favorites at the end of the season. We were the favorites my junior year. We lost in the finals those last two years. To win the league this year is a relief, but it’s really satisfying knowing I’ll be going to the next level next year. Winning the league is also a stepping stone to where we want to get, which was to get the Catholic state title and then, more importantly, to get the Federation title.”
The 6-8, 220-pound Regan has averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds per game this season. The versatile forward is pleased with his outside shooting, something he worked hard to improve this past offseason.
“I’ve been shooting pretty well,” Regan said. “I had a cold streak last year. This year, I think I’m 40-something percent from behind the arc. Again, I’m not someone to jack up 3’s all game long. I’ll only take two or three a game. The most I’ve taken in a game this year is five. I think I made three of them.”
A savvy player, Regan knows that having a consistent 3-point shot will help him be successful on the next level. He also knows he needs to continue to develop in other areas as well.
“I think the biggest thing is not to be one-sided,” Regan said. “If you are, teams will figure you out. It’s important to be as versatile as you can. If...
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