The 6-foot Nichols played point guard for Albany the past three seasons. He was an America East Conference first-team selection in 2016-17, averaging 17.9 points. He was third for the Great Danes in scoring this season, averaging 14.6 points.
Nichols will get his degree from Albany in June. He will be eligible immediately for the Seminoles.
Coach Leonard Hamilton cited Nichols' 15-point, seven-rebound performance at Louisville this season as how well he can perform against Power Five programs.