Broderick Hicks
Broderick  Hicks


Houston, Texas

High School:
Streak Jesuit HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 171



An athletic, exceptionally quick guard who loves to push the ball up court... constantly keeps pressure on the defense... has a chance to shine in Wake?s new up-tempo style of play... an offensive threat who can shoot from the perimeter (31 three-pointers last season)... was one of Wake?s most improved players last season... emerged as the Deacons? starting point guard for much of last season after serving as a back-up his first two years... has the tools to be a very good defensive player... hasn?t missed a game in his three seasons at Wake Forest, suiting up for 97 contests... will leave WFU ranked among the all-time leaders in games played... with 177 career assists, could also finish ranked among Wake?s all-time leaders in that category... takes care of the basketball... finished eighth in the ACC last season in assist-to-turnover ratio... owns the team?s highest one-step vertical leap (38 inches)... has scored in double figures 16 times in his career... has 28 career games with three or more assists... has made two or more three-point field goals in a game 13 times... an outstanding student who has earned Academic All-ACC honors three times.

Played in all 30 games, starting 18 of them... started every game from the beginning of the season through Dec. 21... Wake Forest went 10-0 in those games... was replaced as a starter by Ervin Murray, but regained the starting job later in the season when he started eight of the final 10 games of the season... averaged 6.9 points per game (fifth on the team)... averaged 8.1 points per contest in ACC games... shot 37.8 percent (31-of-82) from three-point range... shot a solid 77.1 percent (37-of-48) from the free throw line... ranked second on the team with 77 assists... blocked seven shots... ranked second on the team in steals with 37... ranked eighth in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio with 77 assists and just 42 turnovers... dished out a career-high eight assists in a home win over Navy... went on a three-game tear in January when he scored 52 points and made nine three-point field goals in three consecutive games... scored a season-high 18 points and went 4-of-6 from three-point range in a home win over Clemson... scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in a road loss at Duke... matched his season-high with 18 points and sank three three-point field goals in an overtime loss at Cincinnati... came off the bench for 14 points and three three-point field goals in a home loss to Final Four-bound Maryland... matched a career-high with five steals to go with five assists in a 92-60 road win at Clemson... dished out seven assists and scored eight points in narrow two-point home loss to Duke... scored 10 points and dished out six assists in a losing cause against Butler in the NCAA Tournament.

Saw action in all 36 games and started twice... saw significant minutes throughout the season... played 20 minutes late in the year against Virginia when O?Kelley was in foul trouble... played 22 minutes in NIT semifinal win over NC State at Madison Square Garden... scored six points and added three assists in NIT win over California... scored five points in five minutes against New Mexico in NIT action... had six points on 2-of-3 shooting and added three assists and a steal at Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NIT... started against UNC Greensboro and against Florida State in the ACC opener... played a career-high 30 minutes at Davidson, where he scored eight points... hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final minutes of the North Carolina game to help seal the win over the Tar Heels... came off the bench for four crucial free throws (4-of-4) at Clemson... scored 12 points in 19 minutes at Arkansas and went 4-of-4 from the line in the final minute to secure the six-point victory... scored a season-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting against Maryland-Eastern Shore... hit 18-of-23 free throw attempts in 16 ACC games.

Started seven times at point guard, and played in all 31 games... came off the bench in the last 18 games of the season, seeing quality action in most contests? outstanding in win over Florida State, scoring 15 points in the final 9:09 as the Deacs rallied from a 19-point deficit to claim a 67-65 win? hit two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to seal that victory? first starting opportunity came versus UNC Greensboro in November and he responded with 10 points and turnover-free play in 18 minutes? scored a season-high 20 points (all in 2nd half) in the following game vs. Mercer (a 75-57 Wake Forest victory)... registered a third-straight double-figure scoring outing with 10 points in win over WIlliam & Mary? owned six double-figure scoring outings on the season (the Demon Deacons were a perfect 6-0 in those contests)... scored six or more points in nine games (the Deacs went 9-0 in those games, too)... began the year on a hot streak, hitting 17-of-27 shots (63.0 percent) in the season's first five games... struggled from the free throw line in the first half of the season, hitting just 8-19 free throws... however, he was 13-17 (76.5 percent) from the line thereafter? recorded season-highs of six assists and five rebounds in win over Coastal Carolina? matched that assist total with six at Duke... finished the season with 48 assists, tied for the second-highest total on the team.

High School
Considered one of the best point guards nationally among 1998's high school seniors? starred in one of the premier independent school programs in the state of Texas? helped Strake Jesuit High to a 27-6 record and a state title in 1998, the fifth for the Crusaders in six years? scored 32 points, handed out 8 assists and made 6 steals in championship victory over Dallas Jesuit? says winning that state championship ranks among his biggest thrills as an athlete... averaged 21.7 points, 7.2 assists and 4.1 steals per game as a senior under coach Chuck Kenny... played for Butch Sigler his first three years at Strake Jesuit? scored 25 points and dished out 5.2 assists per contest as a junior... teammate on the Strake Jesuit basketball squad with Ed Kargbo-Okorogie, who plays linebacker on the Wake Forest football team and played as a freshman on the Deac basketball team? the school has produced numerous Division I players, including Jake Voskuhl (UConn) and Michael LeBlanc (Vanderbilt).

Comes from an athletic family... his father Jim played baseball and football at Illinois before going on to a major league baseball career (White Sox, Cardinals & Angels from 1964-1970)? enjoys playing tennis when not working on his hoops game? member of the Black Student Union in high school and was a "Minorities in Medicine" honoree? not sure what he wants to do post-college but says he hopes to have a big family? played on the same AAU team with Rashad Lewis, Alton Ford, Adam Hall and George Williams... joined the Wake Forest program with an early commitment in the November signing period (1997)? the combination of Wake Forest's great academic offerings and the chance to play in the ACC helped to make him a Demon Deacon... also came to Wake Forest ?to win,? Hicks said... hobbies include video games and football.

The first thing you would do if you were President of the United States: barbecue on the White house lawn
The person you would most like to trade places with for a day: Allen Iverson
Teammate who makes you laugh the hardest: Ervin Murray
The most famous person you've met: Michael Jordan
The person who has most influenced your athletic career: my parents
The best player you've ever played with or against: Rashard Lewis
The most difficult player you've defended: Andre Miller
The first thing you thought when you first met Coach Prosser: that he?s a straight-forward guy
Your biggest fear: snakes
What you do before every game (superstitions): sleep
Your biggest pet peeve: gum
One thing you wish you were better at: golf
The title of your autobiography if you were to write one: Give Me The (Darn) Ball
The actor who would play the part of you in a movie about your life: Chris Tucker
My best non-athletic talent: piano

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