Nico Carvacho becomes CSU's all-time leading rebounder

Nico Carvacho recorded his first official rebound against New Mexico State on Nov. 13, 2016. Roughly 27 months later, the ‘Big Chile’ became Colorado State’s all-time leading rebounder (852) in the first half of Tuesday night’s game against San Diego State.

Carvacho, 22, surpassed Pat Durham (1986-89), who held the record for over three decades. Carvacho also recently became CSU’s all-time leader in double-doubles (29), eclipsing Emmanuel Omogbo’s previous record of 28 in Saturday’s loss to Wyoming.

“It means a lot to me, especially having done it in such a short time, compared to the other guys,” Carvacho said postgame. “I wish I could have some more Ws with it, but with all the work that I put in—all the effort plays that you don’t look at on the stat sheet—I’m really proud of myself.”

The Frisco, TX., native has led the country in rebounding for most of the 2018-19 season (12.9 rebounds per game) and has been a menace for Mountain West opponents. In conference games, Carvacho is averaging 18.2 points and 13.5 rebounds per.

The record-breaking performance comes off the heels of a nomination for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.