While at UConn: Made some solid contributions as a freshman and showed much improvement, especially toward the end of the season. Started the season finale against Providence (3/9/13) and played a season-high 34 minutes. Spent off-season gaining weight and strength. Summer, 2013: Member of East Coast All-Stars, participating in 2013 Four Nations Cup competition in Estonia.
As a Freshman in 2012-13: Appeared in 23 games and started one, averaging 1.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game... Made first career-start against Providence and played a career-high 34 minutes... Over last three games of the season, averaged 28.0 minutes, 4.0 points, and 6.3 rebounds per game... Set career-highs with eight points and seven boards at Cincinnati... Pulled down five rebounds against No. 6 Syracuse... Grabbed five rebounds against New Hampshire... Finished with six points and five rebounds in just eight minutes against Quinnipiac in the Paradise Jam.
Before UConn: Attended Riverside University High School in Milwaukee... Third Team All-City pick after his sophomore year at Milwaukee Vincent High School, then spent a year at St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.), before returning home... Playing an abbreviated schedule at Riverside last year, Nolan averaged 16.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 63.3 percent from the field.
Personal: Phillip Dequan Nolan... Born November 3, 1993... Son of Phillip Nolan and Bridget Calloway... Has three brothers; Rodney, PJ and Marquis and four sisters; Alexus, Jade, Brittany and Marshy.