Timberline (WA) freshman Brooklyn Hicks continues to add to an already impressive first-year at the high school level.
Hicks finished his first-year averaging around 17 points, seven assist and seven rebounds, while being named to the Class 3A South Sound Conference first-team and All-Area first-team.
He also finished ranked among the top five for freshman in the state of Washington, which is why it wasn’t surprising to see him land his first Division I offer so early in the process. Rather, exciting.
“It was exciting because I worked my whole life to get that,” Hicks said. “My goal is to play Division I basketball so to get that first offer was an exciting moment for me.”
Despite getting his first offer, Hicks was in no rush to celebrate just yet. He knows that he has a huge target on his back now, and he’s got to work even harder to prove the skeptics wrong.
“It’s not going to change anything,” Hicks explained. “I got to work even harder because people are going to be coming for me that don’t have the offers thinking they are better and I have to prove them all wrong.”
Cal Poly, Oregon State and Boise State are also expected to reach out later this week, and when it’s all said and done, he will could potentially add more before he plays his sophomore season.
During Hicks freshman season, he showcased his potential as an elite three-level scorer. He has the range from three, a smooth mid-range pull up, can get to the rim whenever he wants, and a floater that he can use over length.
He has plenty of go to moves attacking the rim, and can play either guard spot.
“Putting the ball in the hoop is the main thing,” he said. “I am a good scorer, I have good court vision and I’m a leader.”