McDonald's Interview/Practice Highlights: Isaiah Hicks, Matt Jones April 9, 2013
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Though Isaiah Hicks (ESPN #17, Scout #20, Rivals #13) didn't stand out over the course of the week, he showed flashes of what type of player he may become down the road.
Standing 6'8 with a 6'11 wingspan, Hicks is a lanky power forward who makes an impact with his athleticism and energy. Hicks was at his best this week finishing on the break, often receiving the ball at the rim by himself after beating a lackadaisical defender down the floor. An explosive leaper, Hicks plays above the rim effortlessly and made some periodic plays on the offensive glass and as a shot blocker on the defensive end over the course of the week.
The key to Hicks reaching his potential moving forward will be his ability to improve his offensive skill level and add muscle to his rangy frame. He has all the athletic tools to impact the game with his hustle, but will need to develop a face-up game, jump shot, or post skills to take his game to the next level.
A bit of a blank slate on the offensive end at the moment, Hicks doesn't have many bad habits, and it will be interesting to see what his experience under Roy Williams will mold him into in a few years. His physical tools could make him a very interesting prospect down the road. [Read Full Article]