|Born||February 10, 1987|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||242 lb (110 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony|
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
|College||Saint Joseph's (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|2012–2013||Poitiers Basket 86|
|2013–2014||Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez|
|2016–2017||Orléans Loiret Basket|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ahmad Naadir Nivins (born February 10, 1987) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for Orléans Loiret Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's.
High school career
Nivins attended County Prep High School in New Jersey)] where he began as a baseball player before switching to basketball on his first year. In his junior year he transferred to St. Anthony's High school, also in New Jersey. As a senior, he averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and helped the team to a 30–0 record and the school's ninth Tournament of Champions title in 2003–04.
Nivins attended Saint Joseph's University. He is the school's leader in career field goal percentage (63.4%) and also one of 26 Hawks to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. Nivins is fifth on the team's all-time list with 110 blocks.
Nivins was the 2009 Atlantic-10 Player of the Year and 2009 Big 5 Player of the Year.
In 2018, he was enshrined in the Saint Joseph's University Basketball Hall of Fame.
On January 4, 2011, he signed with Belgian team Dexia Mons-Hainaut. On December 10, his draft rights were traded to the New York Knicks, along with the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis and Tyson Chandler in a three-way trade. The Mavericks received Andy Rautins from the Knicks and a second round pick from the Washington Wizards. The Wizards received Ronny Turiaf from the Knicks in addition to a Dallas 2012 second round pick, and 2013 Knicks second round pick, and cash considerations.
On November 11, 2017, Nivins signed with the Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv for the 2017–18 season. However, on November 17, 2017, Nivins was released by Hapoel before appearing in a game for them.
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- "אחמד ניבינס חתם בהפועל ת"א". hapoeluta.com (in Hebrew). November 11, 2017. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- "אחמד ניבינס שוחרר מהקבוצה". hapoeluta.com (in Hebrew). November 17, 2017. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.