Hicks Has New Home

Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is one of the best hoops players in the state of Kentucky, regardless of class. The top sophomore recently transferred to Louisville Trinity High School. Typically a football powerhouse year in and year out, Trinity has made some noise on the hardwood in recent years. The addition of the state's top class of 2013 prospect will help continue that success for the next several years.

Darryl Hicks has officially relocated. The sophomore who averaged 14 points and almost 5 rebounds a game as a freshman for Shelby County last season has arrived in the big city to play for Louisville Trinity High School. Under high school transfer rules, Hicks will have to sit out his sophomore year before being eligible to play his junior and senior season.

Hicks, a 6-foot-4 guard, helped Shelby County to a 24-6 record and a trip to the state tournament last season. He already holds offers from two high-major programs and has a slew of others knocking on his door. Indiana coach Tom Crean was the first to offer the talented youngster as a freshman. Arizona's Sean Miller followed suit shortly thereafter. He is also hearing from a host of other major schools as well, including Florida, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame among others.

As a two-guard with high-major potential, Hicks has a nice all-around game. He has good form on his jump shot which gives him a solid mid-range game as well as the ability to knock down perimeter shots when left open. Hicks possesses plus athleticism, a good body, and is also a capable scorer around the basket when he gets to the rim.

Scout Kentucky Preps recently caught up with Scout.com's Evan Daniels to get the rundown on the talented guard. Here is what the recruiting analyst had to say about the skilled sophomore:

"Hicks is a solid all around player. He's an above average athlete that has started to develop a pretty good jump shot off the catch," Daniels said.

As is the case with most sophomore prospects, Hicks has some things he wants to work on to improve his game. In a recent interview with SKP, he talked about some improvements he is looking to make moving forward.

"I want to improve my ball-handling so I can play point guard sometimes," Hicks told Scout Kentucky Preps.

While versatility is always a good thing, the talented shooting guard will be teaming up with another gifted player at Trinity High School in 2013 standout James Quick. Quick, a lightning quick point guard, will allow Hicks the chance to shine at his natural position on the wing.

Hicks's overall game is still developing, but the sophomore has shown that he owns a scoring mind-set that will work well for him in his new Seventh Region home at Trinity. And though he is a year away from being able to get out on the court in an official capacity, there is no doubt his impact will be felt well before then.

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