Ricky Hickman

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Ricky Hickman
Ricky Hickman. Haifa. 4.10.2012.jpg
Personal information
Born (1985-09-01) September 1, 1985 (age 33)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican / Georgian
Listed height6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Forsyth
(Kernersville, North Carolina)
CollegeUNC Greensboro (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Career history
2007–2008CS Otopeni
2008–2009Gießen 46ers
2009–2010Namika Lahti
2010–2011Fastweb Casale Monferrato
2011–2012Scavolini Pesaro
2012–2014Maccabi Tel Aviv
2014–2016Fenerbahçe
2016–2017Emporio Armani Milano
2017–2019Brose Bamberg
Career highlights and awards

Richard Marciano Hickman, Jr. (born September 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Brose Bamberg. He also represents the Georgian national basketball team in international competitions. Standing at 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m), he plays at the shooting guard and point guard positions. Hickman helped lead Maccabi Tel Aviv to a EuroLeague title in 2014, earning an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in the process.

Early career[edit]

Hickman attended East Forsyth High School,[1] 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]

Hickman 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.[2] In July 2011, he signed with Scavolini Pesaro for the 2011–12 season.[3]

Hickman signed a two-year contract with the Israeli Super League team Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2012.[4][5] In May 2014, he was named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team.[6] Hickman helped Maccabi to win the EuroLeague title that season, along with teammates Tyrese Rice and David Blu.

On July 1, 2014, he signed a two-year contract with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe.[7] On March 26, 2015, he suffered the Achilles tendon rupture injury in his right leg, which sidelined him off the court for the rest of season.[8] Over 17 EuroLeague games, he averaged 9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game, while also averaging 8 points and 2.6 assists over 15 Turkish League games. His team eventually advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time in team's history.[9] On May 15, 2015, however, they lost in the semi-final game to Real Madrid, by a score of 87–96.[10]

On July 26, 2016, Hickman signed a 1+1 deal with Italian club EA7 Emporio Armani Milano.[11][12]

On July 14, 2017, Hickman signed a two-year contract with German club Brose Bamberg.[13]

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.

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

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Hickman won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague[edit]

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 30 26 28.7 .440 .326 .752 2.6 2.7 .8 .1 12.2 11.2
2014–15 Fenerbahçe 17 4 22.1 .333 .328 .800 2.5 2.0 1.1 .1 9.0 7.7
2015–16 20 3 11.9 .423 .310 .793 1.3 1.3 .4 .0 4.6 4.7
2016–17 Milano 30 20 25.0 .419 .349 .802 2.6 3.3 .8 .1 10.1 10.4
Career 94 60 24.0 .423 .339 .776 2.3 2.4 .9 .1 10.4 10.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricky Hickman". Yahoo!. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ricky Hickman signs for Casale". Sportando.com. April 27, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Scavolini Pesaro lands Ricky Hickman". Sportando.com. July 2, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Amy Samin (June 17, 2012). "Ricky Hickman Agrees to Two Year Deal with Maccabi". Talkbasket.net. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ricky Hickman Agrees to Two Year Deal with Maccabi". maccabi.co.il. June 16, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "2013–14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Fenerbahce lands All-Euroleague guard Hickman". Euroleague.net. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Fenerbahce loses Hickman for season". euroleague.net. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Fenerbahce for the first time in the Final Four". eurohoops.net. April 20, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Real Madrid heads to third straight final after beating Fenerbahce". euroleague.net. May 15, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  11. ^ Olimpia Milano announced Ricky Hickman
  12. ^ Olimpia Milano signs Ricky Hickman
  13. ^ "Bamberg plugs former champ Hickman into backcourt". Euroleague.net. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.

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