May 15, 2006

2007 standout Hickson courted nationwide

A 6-8, 230-pound forward, J.J. Hickson of Marietta, Ga., has received praise for his agility and athletic presence in the low post.


This spring, Hickson has stepped up to become the primary offensive weapon on Desmond Eastmond's 17-U Worldwide Renegades, one of the strongest traveling AAU teams in the Southeast.


"Things have been going well; we've gone deep in every tournament we've played," said Eastmond. "We haven't won a tournament yet, but we've been going deep."


Eastmond has seen a dramatic improvement in Hickson in several areas this spring, most notably his physical development and movement in the paint.

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