Boys Basketball

UNC recruit Hicks named NC Gatorade Player of the Year

Posted March 21, 2013

J.F. Webb High School senior Isaiah Hicks has been named the 2013 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in boys basketball.

Hicks, a University of North Carolina recruit, stands at 6-foot-8 and 210-pounds. He helped lead the Warriors to the 3-A state championship earlier this month.

In the state championship game against Statesville, Hicks fouled out in overtime with 34 points, 30 rebounds and seven blocked shots. He earned the Most Valuable Player award in the state title game.

Hicks' 30 rebounds is a state tournament record.

Webb posted a 27-5 record this season, as Hicks averaged 22.9 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.6 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.3 assists per game. He is also a McDonald's All-American.

This past summer, Hicks participated in the adidas Nations Global Championships and the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.


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  • 75Tarheel Mar 21, 2013

    Welcome to the TAHEELS family Isiah Hicks. What another great recruiting class already. But when Wiggins signs the ink - WOW. National Championships # 7 and 8 could be within reach for the next 2-3 years.

    GO HEELS!!

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 21, 2013

    UNC cashed in big time with this guy.

  • CHAMPS 17 09 05 93 82 57 24 Mar 21, 2013

    It's a great day to be a Tar Heel.