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14 - Eric Hicks

6-6, 238 Power Forward/Center
Cincinnati Senior
Birthday
11/27/83 (37 yrs)
Hometown
Greensboro, NC
High School
Dudley
Athleticism
7
Size
5
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Jason Maxiell

Aran Smith – 3/21/2006

Strenghts: A true warrior with tireless drive and energy … Has a chiseled body and excellent athleticism … Crashes the glass with reckless abandon … Gets a ton of offensive boards (nearly as many as defensive) … Competitor who does all the dirty work inside … Tremendous explosiveness and strength allows him to out-rebound players bigger and taller than himself … Loves to bang, battles for every rebound and loose ball … Runs the floor well … Powerful shoulders and body strength … Shows tremendous heart for the game and toughness, refusing to leave games when he sustains an injury that would put the average player out … Shows continued improvement in his game … Free throw shooting has shown steady improvement (to where it is now 65%) … Decent touch from 15 feet and in, his jump shot has improved considerably, even hits the occasional 3 … Intimidating defender with shot blocking ability (over 3 per game on college level) … Plays within himself … Has the attributes to be an excellent role player on the next level (rebounder/energy player) …

Weaknesses: Severely undersized at 6-6 with shoes on … He has the athleticism to make up for his size disadvantage, but his height limits his effectiveness to an extent on the next level … Definitely better suited to play inside than on the wing … More adept at rebounding and defense than offense … Should develop more post moves, more consistency and range on his jumpshot … Lacks a go to move, gets most of his baskets on putbacks and open looks … Not a player who creates offense for himself …

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