Nick MacDonald will join the Daemen basketball team after two seasons at Niagara, and he’ll be the first in his family to play college basketball for his father, who just completed his seventh season as Daemen’s coach. Mike MacDonald is a mainstay in Western New York college basketball, a St. Bonaventure graduate who has also coached at Canisius and at Medaille. Nick MacDonald originally committed to Niagara in May 2019, after he played a postgraduate season at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Conn.
In 20 games this season, MacDonald, a 6-foot-5 forward/guard, averaged 3.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. As a freshman in 2019-20, MacDonald averaged 4.5 points and one rebound per game in 32 games, including two starts.