Former North Carolina standout and forward Isaiah Hicks went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft despite a successful four-year career in Chapel Hill that was capped off by a national title win in April. The former Mr. Continue reading “Former UNC star Isaiah Hicks finds new job after going undrafted”
J.F. Webb HS takes on undefeated Mt. Tabor HS, featuring UNC 2013 signee Isaiah Hicks, Brown commit Matty Madigan, Deion Robinson, Mitron Terry, Stefan Cates, Nate Long, TyQuan Bitting, Lepreece Lynch.
Isaiah Hicks, a UNC commit, shows some of the poise, athleticism and agility that makes him such a solid get for the Tar Heels.
By Marcus Shockley
You might not have heard much about Isaiah Hicks, but he intends to change that. Hicks is 6’8″ and fluid, a dunker who explodes to the rim and is the kind of athlete that gets fans anticipating something on a breakaway; if Hicks is trailing on the break, you know something exciting could, and probably will, happen. Isaiah has made no secret that right now he’s primarily focused on UNC, one of the three major college programs within minutes of where he plays his high school and AAU basketball.
Isaiah is extremely effective in transition, which is why he’s so dangerous on the break. His fluid ability to get up and down the court and finish at the rim makes him an easy target for a point guard. See Isaiah’s ability for yourself in today’s exclusive highlight video:
We caught up with Hicks this past week for our seven question interview, but we are also providing some exclusive video and photos of Hicks, a player who plays in the heart of ACC country and is very much of interest to area schools.
1. You’ve stated in the past that UNC was your early favorite. Which other schools are you currently considering?
2. What position do you see yourself playing at the college level?
At the 3.
3. What do you think are the strongest parts of your game right now?
Dunking. (See the video.)
My shooting and ball handles.
5. Do you have a player (at any level, college or pro) that you admire?
6. Do you have any visits planned, or have you already taken any?
I went to [NC State] last Friday but other then that, I don’t expect any visits soon.
7. If you could tell people one thing about you that you wish they to knew, what would it be?
I will be number 1 in the nation.
Video for this feature provided by Devin Masone and M2 Productions.
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