North Carolina commit Isaiah Hicks of Oxford, NC has been named the Carolina 6 boys’ basketball player of the year in a vote of league coaches. Hicks is the star of UNCs 2013 recruiting class the 6-8, 210 pound power forward is a consensus five star prospect who was recently named to the McDonald’s All-American game.
Hicks is polished on both ends of the floor, a very talented shot blocker and 1 on 1 defender. Hicks has good lateral movement and is a decent help defender for this stage in his development. Offensively he’s explosive for a big man and can get to the rim and create his own shot. His leaping ability is on par with the top athletes in the class and he can really finish at the rim. Hicks needs to sure up his post up game and develop more back to the basket moves. Is one of the top players in the nation and fits Carolinas system like a glove. He excels at running the floor and is a tremendous athlete.
Webb teammates Mitron Terry, Devonte Williams and Tyrek Beverly join Hicks on the first team. Also included are Stephen Himmelberg Jr. and Anthony Vanhook of co-champion Chapel Hill; Sean Motley and Jalen Pittman of Orange; Patrick Domville and Trevor Zaruba of Cardinal Gibbons; LeDarius Brandon of Northern Vance; and Ty-Traveon Roberts of Southern Vance.
Receiving honorable mention were: Ryan Hegedus, Elliot Orenstein and Brian Thornton, Chapel Hill; Keegan Crabtree and Jawan Chambers, Orange; Stefan Cates and Bryan Smith, Webb; Moses Romocki and Austin Burnette, Cardinal Gibbons; Tavin Moore, Montel Clark and Kris Haywood, Northern Vance; and Reggie Hunter, Cameron Evans and Jamal Williams, Southern Vance.