|HOMETOWN||Panama City Beach, Fla.|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||J.R. Arnold HS/Georgia Tech|
As a Redshirt-Junior (2013-14) | Game-By-Game Stats
*-Sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA four-year transfer rules; two years of eligibility starting in 2013-14
As A Sophomore At Georgia Tech (2011-12)
Named to the Academic All-ACC team (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)
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.
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 November 15, 1991 in Panama City Beach ... 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 ... plans to major in Management.