2013-14 Men's Basketball
Nate Hicks
Nate Hicks
Nate Hicks

HOMETOWNPanama City Beach, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLJ.R. Arnold HS/Georgia Tech

Career Stats | Transferred to FGCU from Georgia Tech following the 2011-12 season and sat out 2012-13 per NCAA transfer rules.

As A Redshirt Junior (2013-14) | Game-By-Game Stats | 4.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.2 bpg
Set an FGCU Division-I program record and tied the all-time program record with 19 rebounds in a game against USF on Dec. 17 … all of those rebounds came on the defensive end as he did not score a point in the contest … averaged 4.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as he made 11 starts in 35 appearances … suffered a torn left ACL early in the second half of the NIT game against Florida State and underwent surgery in late March … broke the program record for blocks in a single game with eight against Eckerd on Nov. 18 … finished third in program history with an average of 1.2 blocks per game … finished fourth in program history with 42 blocks on the season … both his 42 blocks and average of 1.2 blocks per game ranked fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference … went a perfect 5-5 from the floor against Kennesaw State on Jan. 25 … his eight-block game against Eckerd marked the most blocks in a game by any player in the A-Sun this season … had 10 games with multiple blocks … matched his previous career high of 12 points in a win against Samford on Dec. 14. 

As A Sophomore At Georgia Tech (2011-12) | Game-By-Game Stats 
Named to the Academic All-ACC Team as a management major ... saw time in 23 games, missing six games late in the season recovering from mono ... averaged 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds over 7.7 minutes per game … blocked 11 shots … shot 52 percent (11-21) from the floor … had five points and equaled a career-high with seven rebounds in season opener against Florida A&M (Nov. 11) … equaled career-high seven rebounds at Maryland (Jan. 15) to go along with four points in 15 minutes.

As A Freshman At Georgia Tech (2010-11) | Game-By-Game Stats 
Key reserve in the post who played significant minutes ... missed three games after having his appendix removed on Jan. 27, but returned to play eight minutes and score a basket against FSU ... averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game … second on the team with 17 blocks … grabbed an offensive rebound in 13 games and had 25 for the year … played against Virginia Tech (Jan. 25) after breaking his nose in practice the day before ... after getting fitted for a mask on Jan. 26, suffered a bout of appendicitis and had to have the appendix removed ... played in 12 of the 13 ACC games for which he was healthy, averaging 10.5 minutes a game ... scored four points, grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and blocked two shots against Wake Forest (Jan. 19) ... made an early entrance into the Clemson (Jan. 12) game when both starting bigs went to the bench with foul trouble en route to playing a career-best 22 minutes with four points and four rebounds ... Solid 11 minutes against North Carolina (3 reb) ... played the best of Tech's post players at Northwestern (Nov. 30), going for five points, five rebounds, including three offensive, and two blocks.

High School
Three-year starter at center at J.R. Arnold High School in Panama City Beach for coach James Baxley ... holds the school's career scoring record (1,299 points), and led the team in rebounding all three years ... rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com ... All-State third team choice as a senior after averaging 21.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game as Arnold went 18-9 ... shot 75.5 percent from the floor, posted 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles (points, rebounds, blocks) ... as a junior, averaged 14.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game ... participated in the high jump on his track team as a senior, as well as the 100, 200 and 400 meters ... set a school record of 6-foot-7 in the high jump, and posted best times in the 100 (11.52 seconds) and 200 (23.04) meters ... won a district championship in the high jump ... also lettered in tennis and baseball (pitcher/first base).

Born Nov. 15, 1991 in Panama City Beach, Fla. ... son of Glen and Ellen Hicks ... great grandfather, John Highberger, played for the NFL's Frankford Yellow Jackets in the 1920s and won two gold gloves as a boxer ... economics major.

In The News
FGCU looking to win board battle with FSU - Marco Island News