Hometown: Corning, CA
Previous School: Corning Union High School
High School: Hoag played three years of varsity basketball at Corning Union High School, where he also played baseball. He was a three-time NAL all-league, two-time third team all-Northern Section, and a two-time offensive team MVP selection. He was also team captain his senior year and had the most varsity career wins with 75. His best sports memories were winning back-to-back section championships his junior and senior years and being part of the first team to win a state playoff game in school history. He was on the honor roll and was class valedictorian. He was named Rotary Student of Year. His club team was Redding United.
Personal: Nicholas is the son of Diane and Chris Hoag. His hobbies include golf, reading, music, and video games. His career goal is to become the general manager of a major sports team.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I choose Simpson because of the opportunity that was given to me to continue my basketball career. Coach Holcomb gave me the opportunity and sold me on Simpson very quickly and on the idea of attending school there. It will also be a great chance to continue to grow as a person with my faith."