Anthony Hickey

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Anthony Hickey
1.Anthony Hickey.jpg
Hickey with Spójnia Stargard
No. 2 – Larisa
PositionPoint guard
LeagueGreek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 27)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolChristian County
(Hopkinsville, Kentucky)
CollegeLSU (2011–2014)
Oklahoma State (2014–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Asseco Gdynia
2016Petrolina AEK Larnaca
2016–2017Apollon Patras
2017–2018Enosis Neon Paralimni
2018Rethymno Cretan Kings
2018–2019Spójnia Stargard
2019Rethymno Cretan Kings
2019Skyliners Frankfurt
2019–presentLarisa
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Hickey (born November 22, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Larisa of the Greek Basket League.

High school career[edit]

In high school, Hickey was named the 2011 Kentucky Mr. Basketball winner while playing for Christian County High School. His team also won the State Championship his senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

LSU[edit]

As a freshman for LSU in 2011–12, Hickey averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.[1] He started 31 of 33 games and played in a first round loss in the 2012 National Invitation Tournament. The following year, Hickey was suspended for a time in the beginning of the season for university-related disciplinary reasons, which drew some national attention.[2] His absence was short-lived, and throughout his sophomore season he ranked toward the top of the national leader board in steals per game average. Head coach and LSU alumnus Johnny Jones, who played for the Tigers from 1980 to 1984 and registered 136 steals himself, conceded that his own spots in the LSU record book were dropping because of Hickey: "As tenacious and ferocious as he is guarding the basketball, I think it says a lot about him. I think it's wonderful. I think it's great. I think there were only two areas – steals and assists – that I was still kind of lingering around in. But I'm dropping pretty steadily because of the play of this guy."[3]

Oklahoma State[edit]

On May 13, 2014, after his junior season in college, it was announced that Hickey was transferring schools.[4] In the 2012–13 NCAA Division I season he was a sophomore who finished as that year's third-highest steals-per game leader in the nation (2.93 spg).[5]

Professional career[edit]

In August 2015, Hickey joined Polish club Asseco Gdynia.[6] With Gdynia, he averaged 14 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

On August 1, 2016, he joined Petrolina AEK Larnaca of the Cypriot Basketball League.[7] After just two games, he left the club and joined Apollon Patras of the Greek Basket League, replacing Chris Jones on the team's squad.[8]

On November 2, 2017, Hickey joined Enosis Neon Paralimni of the Cyprus Basketball Division 1.[9]

On April 21, 2018, Hickey joined Rethymno Cretan Kings B.C. of the Greek Basket League.[10] He signed with Spójnia Stargard of the Polish Basketball League on August 12, 2018.[11] He returned to Rethymno Cretan Kings during the season. On April 4, 2019, Hickey recorded the first triple double in the Greek Basket League after 18 seasons. Hickey posted 14 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists and became the first player after Torraye Braggs to have a triple double.

On July 11, 2019, he signed with the Skyliners Frankfurt of the Basketball Bundesliga. [12]

On November 18, 2019, Hickey returned to Greece for Larisa, replacing Scottie Reynolds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#1 Anthony Hickey". Louisiana State University. 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Rosetta, Randy (December 12, 2012). "LSU's Johnny Jones says guard Anthony Hickey could be cleared to travel with the Tigers". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Anthony Hickey has been a steal for LSU". ShreveportTimes.com. February 23, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (May 13, 2014). "LSU jettisons three-year starting point guard Anthony Hickey". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo!. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Steals Per Game Leaders". 2012–13 Men's Basketball Statistics. National Collegiate Athletic Association. February 24, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Anthony Hickey w Asseco [Anthony Hickey in Asseco]" (in Polish). Asseco Gdynia. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Anthony Hickey inks with AEK Larnaca" (in Polish). Sportando.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Anthony Hickey heads to Apollon Patras" (in Polish). court-side.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Enosis tab Anthony Hickey, ex Apollon Patras". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Rethymno Cretan Kings BC » ΣΤΗ ΘΕΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΝΤΑΡΙΝΓΚΤΟΝ ΧΟΜΠΣΟΝ Ο ΑΝΤΟΝΙ ΧΙΚΙ". rethymnobc.gr. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  11. ^ "Anthony Hickey signs with Spojnia Stargard". Sportando. Retrieved August 13, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Frankfurt verpflichtet Anthony Hickey" (in German). Basketball.de. July 11, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.