J. J. Hickson


J. J. Hickson

Infobox NCAA Athlete
name = J. J. Hickson



college = North Carolina State
conference = Atlantic Coast Conference
sport = Basketball
jersey = 21
position = Power forward/Center
class = Freshman
career_start = 2007
height_ft = 6
height_in = 9
weight_lb = 242
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1988|9|4
birth_place = Atlanta, GA
highschool = Joseph Wheeler High School, Marietta, GA

J. J. Hickson (born September 4 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a NBA player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hickson was selected 19th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft.

College career

Hickson played college basketball for the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University.

In his first game as a freshman, he scored 31 points, making all 12 of his attempted field goals. Later on in the season he scored a career best 33 points against Western Carolina. For the season he averaged 14.8 ppg and 8.5 rpg (leading all freshmen) while shooting 59% from the field. He was selected to the All-Freshman team in the ACC, and an honorable mention for All-ACC.

High school

Hickson attended Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. In the class of 2007, he was ranked as the No. 10 overall recruit and No. 2 power forward by Rivals.com and as the No. 13 overall and the No. 3 power forward by Scout.com. He was honored as a 2007 McDonald's All-American. In 2006, Hickson took the Wheeler High squad to the AAAAA Final Four.

;2008-09 (NBA Summer League Stats)
*19.4 Points Per Game
*7.8 Rebounds Per Game
*1.8 Assists Per Game
*1.2 Blocks Per Game

External links

* [http://www.gopack.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41962&SPID=3731&DB_OEM_ID=9200&ATCLID=1150341&Q_SEASON=2007 Official bio]


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