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Name: 
HICKS, Eric
Position: 
4/5
Height: 
198 cm
Weight: 
109 kg
Born: 
27/11/1983
Nationality: 
American
Team: 
Kauhajoki (FINLAND-Korisliiga)
Contract: 
AVAILABLE 2013/2014
Passcat: 
Import
Short summary/Player description: 
"Explosive" and "athletic" are two adjectives frequently used to describe Hicks. The powerfully-built forward has the strength, quickness and jumping ability to be effective around the basket. Undersized, but granite-like solid player, with long arms and warrior's mentality underneath.
Career experiences/Statistics: 
2002-2003: Cincinnati (NCAA): 26 games: 2.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3bpg, FG: 44.4%, FT: 47.1%
2003-2004: Cincinnati (NCAA): 31 games: 7.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.2bpg, FG: 59.0%, FT: 52.9%
2004-2005: Cincinnati (NCAA): 32 games: 13.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 26ast, 2.3bpg, FGP: 51.9%, 3Pts: 25%
2005-August, 11-21: World University Games in Izmir, Turkey: 7 games: .6.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0bpg, 1.4spg, FG: 57.6%, FT: 66.7%
2005-2006: Cincinnati (NCAA): 34 games: 15.0ppg, 9.7rpg, 3.3bpg, FG: 47.9%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 65.9%
2006- April: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 2 games: 11.5ppg, 11.0rpg, 0.5apg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 39.1%, FT: 45.5%
2006-May: Golden State Warriors (NBA) Workout, then joined Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) Workout
2006-June: NBA Orlando Pre-Draft Camp (Team 2), June 28: NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Undrafted
2006-July: NBA Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando (Miami Heat): 3 games: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, FG: 50.0%, FT: 50.0%
2006-2007: Telindus BC Oostende (Belgium-D1): ULEB Cup: 10 games: 12.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 63.3%, 3FGP: 16.7%, FT: 43.8%; Belgian League: 35 games: 12.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 59.0%, FT: 59.0%
2007 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Boston Celtics)
2007-2008: In Oct.'07 signed at Polpak Swiecie (Poland-DBE): 40 games: 13.6ppg, Reb-4(7.5rpg), Blocks-1(2.0bpg), 2FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 45.7%
2008-2009: CSK VVS Samara (Russia-A Superleague): 6 games: 4.5ppg, 3.8rpg; EuroChallenge: 3 games: 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0apg; in Jan.'09 moved to Base Oostende (Belgium-D1): Belgian League: 12 games: 7.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 58.6%, FT: 50.0%; EuroChallenge: 2 games: 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg
2009-2010: Politekhnika-Halychyna (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five), only pre-season
2010-2011: Anwil Wloclawek (Poland-PLK): Polish League: 15 games: 10.3ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-4(1.3bpg), FGP: 55.7%, FT: 63.2%; EuroCup: 6 games: 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 56.1%, FT: 38.9%, parted ways in Feb.'11, later that month moved to Leche Rio Breogan Lugo (Spain-LEB Gold): 18 games: 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-3(1.4bpg), FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 37.1%
2011: Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa (China-NBL, starting five): 7 games: 18.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 53.1%
2011-2012: In Dec.'11 signed at Elitzur Netanya (Israel-Premier League, starting five), left in Mar.'12: 9 games: 9.7ppg, 6.2rpg, FGP: 56.7%, FT: 55.9%
2012-2013: In Sep.'12 signed at Fuerza Regia Monterrey (Mexico-LNBP, starting five): 10 games: 11.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 55.8%, FT: 40.7%, in Nov.'12 moved to JSA Bordeaux Basket (France-ProB): 3 games: 8.7ppg, 4.0rpg, left shortly, in Feb.'13 agreed terms with Karhu Kauhajoki (Finland-Korisliiga): 4 games: 14.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.0bpg
Other info/Achievements/Awards: 
NABC All-NCAA District 10 2nd Team -05
All-Conf.USA 3rd Team -05
USA University National Team -05
World University Games in Izmir -05
Gold Medal in the World University Games - 05
All-Big East 1st Team -06
USBWA All-NCAA District V Team -06
Collegeinsider.com NCAA Defensive All-America Team -06
NIT Quarterfinals -06
Belgian League Regular Season Runner-Up -07
Belgian League Champion -07
Polish League All-Star Game -08
Polish League Semifinals -08
Polish Cup Finalist -11
Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals -11
Chinese NBL Regular Season Runner-Up -11
Chinese NBL Finalist -11
Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention -11
H.L.S.A All-Showcase Honorable Mention -12
USA Team (Williams Jones Cup) -13
Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup Best Forward -13
Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup 1st Team -13
William Jones Cup in Taipei (Taiwan) -13
Eurobasket profile: 
http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Eric_Hicks/53944
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