Ricky Hickman

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Ricky Hickman
No. 3 – Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1985-09-01) September 1, 1985 (age 29)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nationality American / Georgian
Listed height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school East Forsyth
(Kernersville, North Carolina)
College UNC Greensboro (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 CS Otopeni (Romania)
2008–2009 Gießen 46ers (Germany)
2009–2010 Namika Lahti (Finland)
2010–2011 Junior Casale (Italy 2nd)
2011–2012 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
2012–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2014–present Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards

Richard Marciano "Ricky" Hickman, Jr. (born September 1, 1985[1]) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He also represents the Georgian national basketball team. He is a 6'2½" (1.89m) tall point guard-shooting guard.

Early career[edit]

Hickman attended East Forsyth High School,[2] and then attended UNC-Greensboro, where he played varsity college basketball for four years with the UNC Greensboro Spartans, starting in 2003.

Professional career[edit]

He played with the professional basketball teams Otopeni in Romania, Gießen 46ers in Germany, and Namika Lahti in Finland, before joining the Italian 2nd Division team Junior Casale in 2010. Hickman signed a two-year contract with the Israeli Super League team Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2012.[3][4] In May 2014, he was named to the All-Euroleague Second Team of the Euroleague.[5] Hickman led Maccabi to the Euroleague title that season, along with teammates Tyrese Rice and David Blu.

On July 1, 2014, he signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker, penning a two-year deal for 3$ million. .[6]

Georgian national team[edit]

Hickman has represented the Georgian national basketball team internationally. He played at the EuroBasket 2013, where he averaged 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game, over 5 group stage games.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Hickman's team won the Euroleague
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Maccabi 27 27 28.9 .448 .356 .784 2.7 3.1 1.4 .2 13.5 14.9
2013–14 Maccabi 30 26 28.7 .440 .326 .752 2.6 2.7 .8 .1 12.2 11.2
Career 57 53 28.8 .444 .342 .768 2.6 2.9 1.1 .1 12.8 12.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricky Hickman Summary". realgm.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ricky Hickman". rivals.yahoo.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Amy Samin (June 17, 2012). "Ricky Hickman Agrees to Two Year Deal with Maccabi". Talkbasket.net. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RICKY HICKMAN basketball profile". Eurobasket, Inc. 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fenerbahce lands All-Euroleague guard Hickman". Euroleague.net. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 

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