Saah Nimley #5
Position: G Ht.: 5-8 Wt.: 155
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Previous School: Collins Hill HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Undecided
2012-2013: Named to the Big South's All-Conference First Team following the regular season...Finished second to VMI's Stan Okoye in Big South Player of the Year voting...Finished among the Big South's top-10 in made three-pointers (3rd), assists (4th), scoring (5th), assist-to-turnover ratio (7th), minutes played (8th), free-throw percentage (10th) and three-point field goal percentage (10th)...Scored in double figures 24 times and topped the 20-point plateau on 13 occassions...Recorded six double-doubles for the year...Led the Bucs in scoring in the opener at Charlotte with 20 points, but made only 3-of-12 three-point attempts...Followed with 11 points, five rebounds, and seven assists at Arizona...Matched his season high with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting in the Bucs’ loss to CofC (11/28)...Had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in a 101-69 win over Barber-Scotia on Dec. 1....Recorded a double-double with 20 points and a career-high 12 assists in 101-73 win over The Citadel (12/4)...Hit 20 points in 5-of-7 games dating back loss against CofC...Had 21 points in loss at WSU, before scoring 20 in back-to-back wins against Virginia Intermont and Radford...Had his second double-double with 20 points and 11 assists in win at Radford...Was two shy of his career high with 10 assists and only two turnovers in the Bucs’ 75-63 win over Winthrop (1/9)...Nearly had a triple-double with 21 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in the Bucs’ 75-62 win at Longwood (1/12/13)...Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to go with 8 points and six assists in win against UNC Asheville (1/16)...Had a career-high 26 points, including 19 in the second half, in the Bucs’ 79-59 win at Presbyterian on Jan. 23. Made 5-of-10 from three-point range and was 7-of-17 from the floor to improve the Bucs to 6-0 in Big South play at the time. Also had nine rebounds and three assists in the win at PC...Had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the year in the Bucs’ 79-75 win at Liberty...It was his first double-double with points and rebounds on the year...Earned Big South Player of the Week honors following a week where he averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals...Career-high 27 points against Gardner-Webb...Added 10 rebounds in the loss for his fourth double-double of the year...Had his 11th 20-point game of the year to go with six rebounds and four assists in the Bucs’ 86-68 win over Campbell (2/9)... Went for 24 points and 10 rebounds against Winthrop (2/13) for his team-leading fifth double-double...Posted final double-double of the year against VMI (3/9) in the Big South Tournament Semifinals, with 14 points and 12 rebounds...Tallied 24 points, five rebounds and five assists in CSU's 78-71 NIT loss at Southern Miss (3/20)...Scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half of that contest and connected on a career-high seven threes.
2011-2012: Named to the College Insider Mid-Major Freshman All-American team…Earned a spot on the Big South All-Freshman team as well…Named Big South Freshman of the Week twice (Dec. 5 and Jan. 2)…Scored in double figures in each of his first three collegiate games, including 16 in 88-64 win over Bluefield on Nov. 15…Led team with 22 and 24 points in wins over Radford (Dec. 1) and VMI (Dec. 3) to open Big South slate…Tallied 11 points in 59-second span to highlight 24-point outburst in CSU’s 114-81 rout of VMI…Recorded first career double-double with 23 points and a career-best 12 assists in CSU’s 88-81 comeback road win over Stetson on Dec. 21…Ripped off 23 points and then career-high six rebounds in Bucs’ 81-76 win at Liberty on Dec. 31…Went off for 20 points and 9 assists despite being plagued by foul trouble in CSU’s 93-88 road win at 1st place UNC Asheville on Jan. 19…Poured in 24 points (20 in the second half) to match career-high in CSU’s 77-66 win over Winthrop on Jan. 21…Posted 16 points (all after halftime) and three assists in CSU’s 75-64 win at Presbyterian on Jan. 28…Hit first five shots of the night and paced CSU with 19 points in 88-74 Big South Tournament Quarterfinals victory over Liberty on Feb. 29.
High School: Under coach Josh Grayson, Saah was named to the All-Region First Team during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...Earned Gwinnett Daily Post 1st Team honors as a junior and a senior...Named a Gwinnett Daily Post Super 6 during junior and senior campaigns...Honored as All-State 5A First Team member as a junior and a senior...Took Gwinnett County scoring championship as a junior...Collins Hill HS all-time leader in career points, assists, and steals...Recorded most points and assists in a single game in Collins Hill HS history...Averaged 23 points and five assists per game as a senior...Was also a member of the football team.
Personal: Son of Harriet Davis...Born on June 3, 1993 in Monrovia, Liberia.