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    Chris Hicks
    2 Chris Hicks
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Whitney Young

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 195

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    12/25/1985

    AT ILLINOIS
    2007-08 Senior:
    Third-year walk-on played in 10 games this season, totaling 13 minutes ... Made first basket of the year on Senior Day at the Assembly Hall vs. Minnesota (March 8), hitting a 25-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer ... Also hit a 3-pointer vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament title game (March 16).

    2006-07 Junior: Second-year walk-on appeared in 12 games on the season, collecting four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes of action.

    2005-06 Sophomore: Earned a spot on the team as a walk-on following open tryouts held in October ... Saw action in 11 games on the season, totaling 10 points.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Four-year basketball letterwinner at Whitney Young, earning varsity letters during his junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 12 points and six rebounds as a senior ... Advanced to the state finals of the IHSA Class AA dunk contest in 2003 and 2004 ... Also competed in track & field for two years, running the 400 meters and relays.

    PERSONAL
    Born Dec. 25, 1985 ... Mother is Beverly Poindexter ... Father is Cornelius Hicks ... Will graduate in August with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology ... Was a student athletic trainer at Illinois before joining the Illini team ... Member of the Chicago Public League All-Academic Team ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.

    Hicks' Career Statistics:

    Year       G-GS    MIN/Avg.    FGM-A/%      3PM-A/%      FTM-A/%       OR-DR-TOT/Avg.   PF-DQ    A/Avg.    TO    B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
    2005-06    11-0    19/1.7      2-5/.400     0-2/.000     6-8/.750      0-1-1/0.1        0-0      1/0.1     0     0/0.0     0/0.0     10/0.9
    2006-07    12-0    27/2.3      1-7/.143     0-4/.000     2-3/.667      0-1-1/0.1        4-0      1/0.1     3     0/0.0     1/0.1     4/0.3
    2007-08    10-0    13/1.3      2-9/.222     2-9/.222     1-2/.500      0-0-0/0.0        1-0      0/0.0     1     0/0.0     1/0.1     7/0.7
    Totals     33-0    59/1.8      5-21/.238    2-15/.133    9-13/.692     0-2-2/0.1        5-0      2/0.1     4     0/0.0     2/0.1     21/0.6
    


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