2017-18 Media Guide Bio
UNLV CAREER: Blair is in his first season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2017-18 ... He transferred from Idaho and must sit out the 2017-18 season ... He will be a junior in 2018-19.
SOPHOMORE (2016-17 - IDAHO): Appeared in 19 games … Averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest … Scored six points at South Dakota State … Grabbed four rebounds in Idaho’s win at Montana.
FRESHMAN (2015-16 - IDAHO): Appeared in 27 games, starting one … Made his Vandal debut against Linfield, scoring one point … Averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game … Shot 48.2 percent from the field on the season … Scored a career-high 16 points at Montana State, going 4-of-8 from beyond the arc ... Scored in double-figures three times … Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against New Hope … Recorded five-plus rebounds five times.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Was a two-time all-conference selection for the Gaels ... Also played volleyball and competed in track ... Was his team's captain ... Averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists and three steals per game in earning a McDonald’s High School All-American nomination ... Was the MVP in five tournaments ... Earned three varsity letters ... Coached by Grant Rice ... The team won three state championships ... Was a high school teammate of current Runnin' Rebel Noah Robotham.
PERSONAL: Nickalas Kenneth Blair was born Jan. 2, 1997, in Tacoma, Wash ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... Son of Nicole Blair and Jamal Redding ... Has two siblings: Eric (7), Deja (20) ... His career goal is to own his own business ... Enjoys playing video games ... Lists his family as his biggest influence because they always have his back and always supports in everything he does ... Chose UNLV because of the fit and style of play, also to represent his hometown and be close to family and friends.