Named an under-the-radar sophomore to watch in 2014-15 by ESPN.com • Should see an increased role in the frontcourt with the departure of All-ACC forward James Michael McAdoo • A natural power forward, he played most of his freshman year on the wing • A McDonald's prep All-America choice in 2013.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Was 15 for 36 from the floor for 42 points • Averaged 7.3 minutes per contest, playing mostly at small forward • Carolina's best defender in ACC Tournament against Pitt • Played 11 minutes, primarily for his strong defensive play, in home win over Notre Dame • Scored on a driving, lefty layup in win over Duke • Solid effort in home win against Pittsburgh with four points, two rebounds and two blocks and good defensive effort vs. Lamar Patterson • Scored a season-high seven points and added four rebounds in a season-high 17 minutes vs. UNCW • Attempted and made his first three-pointer of the season against UNCW • Scored five points vs. UNCG • Blocked three shots and was UNC's best defender in win over Northern Kentucky • Started second half vs. NKY when UNC out-scored the Norse 5-0 and built lead back to double figures.
Associated Press Player of the Year in North Carolina in 2013 • Earned Parade and McDonald's All-America honors • Most Valuable Player of the state playoffs after leading Webb to title • Played for coach Leo Brunelli • Scored 34 points, grabbed a championship game record 30 rebounds and blocked seven shots in 3-A title game victory over Statesville • Also played in Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic • Played three seasons at Webb and his sophomore year at Body of Christ in Raleigh • Scored 30 or more points seven times as a senior • Averaged 22.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.6 blocks last year • Played one year of football and competed in track and field for a season.
Born Isaiah Dwayne Hicks in Oxford, N.C. • Birthday is July 24 • Son of Thomas and Regina Hicks • Majoring in exercise and sport science in the sport administration program.
|High School:||J.F. Webb|
|Major:||Exercise & Sport Science|