OFFICIAL: Hickson to Remain in Draft


Posted Jun 15, 2008


Raleigh, N.C. – NC State center J.J. Hickson has signed with an agent, and will remain in the 2008 NBA Draft and will not be returning to NC State. The NBA Draft will be held June 26.

“Getting to the NBA has always been a dream of mine,” said J.J. Hickson. “I want to thank Coach Lowe and everybody associated with NC State for all that they have done for me.”

“After going through several workouts with NBA teams, J.J. received very positive feedback and feels this is a great opportunity for him to be drafted,” said NC State head coach Sidney Lowe. “He had a great season with us last year, and he will always be a part of our Wolfpack family. We are very happy for him and his family.”

Hickson was an unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman team and honorable mention All ACC in his only season at NC State. Hickson led the Pack in scoring (14.8 ppg), rebounding (8.5 rpg) and blocked shots (1.52 bpg). He also led the entire ACC in field goal percentage, hitting 59.1 percent of his shots.



Related Stories
Good Workouts Led to Hickson's Decision
 -by PackPride.com  Jun 16, 2008
Hoops Scoop: Basketball Premium Notes
 -by PackPride.com  Jun 12, 2008
Report: Hickson Staying in the Draft
 -by PackPride.com  Jun 6, 2008

Get the Pack Pride Magazine!
This Month:

December
The 32-page, glossy magazine includes top-notch features, analysis and fantastic photos. (Online subscribers: upgrade today!)

Order Now!

Learn More About Pack Pride The Magazine!
Next Issue

January
MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Pack Pride Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from PackPride.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
F J.J. Hickson (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Wheeler HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]