The Pac-12 conference has been all over 2023 Timberline (WA) point guard Brooklyn Hicks with Washington being the latest to offer the emerging prospect.
The 3A SSC all-league boys basketball player of the year recently took an unofficial visit to campus and that’s when coaches decided to make the offer.
“I went on a visit there and was offered in person,” he said. “It was the first time for that. I got a nice look at campus and got to see a workout. It was definitely a fun trip for sure.”
Washington along with Oregon State, Washington State, Portland, Eastern Washington, San Francisco and Cal Poly have offered, and when coaches could contact incoming juniors, UC-Santa Barbara, Montana, UC Riverside, Idaho and a few more reached as well.
“It definitely felt good to have coaches call me now,” he said. “Instead of me making all the calls.”
Hicks is coming off a high school season where he was crowned player of the year after averaging around 27 points per game for a program that went 12-0 in league play. This was also coming off a wrist injury, making it that more impressive for the then-sophomore guard.
As he heads into the summer, it’s all about AAU basketball now. He will be playing with the Seattle Rotary (WA) 16U program on the Nike EYBL circuit and cannot wait for the opportunity to play in front of college coaches.
“I’m definitely excited for them to see me in person,” he explained. “See how I move on the court and how I’m a leader.”
So far, he’s taken unofficial visits to Oregon State and Washington, and plans on taking one to Washington State before the summer ends.