Hickey looks to continue improving stock

Hickey looks to continue improving stock

Most people outside of the Second Region in Kentucky weren't aware of Christian County's Anthony Hickey. But after a strong showing at the state tournament and his play with the Nashville Celtics, Hickey could see his stock rise.

Most people outside of the Second Region in Kentucky weren't aware of Christian County's Anthony Hickey. But after a strong showing at the state tournament and his play with the Nashville Celtics, Hickey could see his stock rise.

Christian County went an impressive 30-5 this season with a second round exit in the Kentucky Sweet 16. 2011 point guard Anthony Hickey was a big part of the Colonels' success.

Averaging 15 points, five assists, five rebounds and four steals per contest, Hickey showed why he is one of the best players not only in western Kentucky, but in the state.

"I like getting to the basket. I can shoot the three, but I go to the basket because my three point shot isn't where I want it to be."

Don't let Hickey's 5-foot-10 frame fool you, he knows how to get his shot off over bigger people. "I finish strong going to the rack," said Hickey.

Christian County has been very successful since Hickey has been there and he hopes to add to that success as a senior.

"We've made it to state two years since I've been at Christian County. I want to win state. That's something I haven't done," said Hickey. "In the pre-season, I just tell my teammates 'let's try to get to state.' Now I'm going to tell them 'let's try to win state."

Hickey learned from the tough second round loss against Scott County in the tournament. Hickey averaged 23 points per game in the two games at state. "I played my hardest," said Hickey. "We came up short. I look back on what I could do better," he continued.

Meanwhile Hickey plans to work on his game against some of the best in the nation while competing with the Nashville Celtics AAU team. "I'm thenew man on the team. I try to distribute the ball when I can. Everybody on the team is good. I score when I need to, though," he said. "I am trying to pick up my scoring as I get more comfortable with my teammates," he finished.

Hickey's play has already earned him a couple of offers and attention. Hickey claims offers from Oklahoma State and Western Kentucky. He also hold offers from Libscomb and Murray State. But Hickey would like to hear from a couple of super power's as well.

"I want to go to Kentucky. I would also like to go to Duke," he continued.

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