Ramblers drop seventh game by three points or less this season
Sophomore guard blogs about senior day and the Horizon League Championship
Senior averaged 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in pair of contests last week
Seventh-seeded Ramblers seek first league tourney title since 1985
Jordan Hicks records career-best 26 points and seven boards in final home game
2012-13: One of only two players to appear in, and start, all 31 contests ... Contributed 9.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, and 1.5 apg, while shooting 52 percent (106-for-204) from the field and 42 percent (35-for-84) from three-point land ... Scored in double figures on 12 occasions, three times topping the 20-point plateau ... Hit at least one three-point field goal in each of the final 11 games of the year ... Finished his career with a flourish, averaging 15.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 1.0 spg, while shooting a sizzling 61 percent (38-for-62) from the field, 50 percent (11-for-22) from three-point range, and 81 percent (22-for-27) from the free throw stripe, over the final seven contests of the year ... Was unstoppable on Senior Day, pouring in a career-best 26 points, on 11-of-15 shooting, while adding seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a blocked shot in an 87-60 victory over Cleveland State ... That effort earned him Horizon League Player of the Week accolades for the first time in his career ... Preceded that performance with 20 points and seven boards at Detroit ... Torched Milwaukee for 21 points, on 10-of-14 shooting, and seven rebounds at Gentile Arena ... Scored in double figures in back-to-back home wins versus Tennessee Tech (15) and Furman (12) ... Matched a career high with nine rebounds versus Mississippi State ... Dished out a personal-best six assists and pitched in six boards and five points in a road win against Cleveland State ... In Horizon League games only, led the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.476) ... Recorded 13 points and eight rebounds at home versus Valparaiso ... Contributed 11.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and shot 56 percent (62-for-111) from the field in 14 games at home.
2011-12: His season got off to a late start after he was sidelined for the first 10 games due to a foot injury ... Contributed 8.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 1.5 apg in 20 appearances ... Scored in double figures on eight occasions ... After getting off to a slow start once he returned to the court, contributed 10.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 1.5 apg, while shooting 45 percent (56-for-125) from the field and 39 percent (19-for-49) from three-point range over the final 13 games of the year ... Made his first appearance in over a calendar year when he came off the bench to record six points and three assists against Rockhurst ... Totaled 13 points in a home loss to Valparaiso ... Just missed out on a double double with 10 points and nine rebounds, to go with four assists, in a home game versus Wright State ... Posted a season-high 16 points and grabbed six boards, all on the offensive glass, versus Youngstown State, then followed that up with 15 points and eight rebounds in a victory over UIC ... Scored in double digits in each of the final three games of the year and in the regular-season finale versus Milwaukee, went 6-for-6 from the field en route to 13 points ... Tallied 14 points at Detroit in a Horizon League Championship First Round contest ... Produced 9.9 ppg and shot 44 percent (40-for-91) from the field at Gentile Arena ... Notched 12.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg and hit 59 percent (16-for-27) of his field goal attempts over the final three outings of the season.
2010-11: Got off to a great start before a broken foot ended his season after only nine games ... Started all nine games in which he appeared and averaged 11.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 1.6 apg ... Scored in double figures in each of the first five contests of the year and was named to the Nick Kladis Classic All-Tournament Team after notching 13.0 ppg and 5.3 rpg in the three-game event ... Registered 19 points and six rebounds in a victory versus Indiana State ... Dropped 16 points on Eastern Illinois ... Exploded for a season-best 21 points, hitting 9-of-13 shots from the field, and added seven boards, two assists and a pair of steals, in a win at Western Michigan ... Just missed a double double with 10 points and nine rebounds in a home setback to Butler ... Tallied 12.4 ppg and shot 53 percent (32-for-61) from the field in Loyola's wins.
2009-10: Suffered through an injury-riddled season, appearing in only 12 contests due to an assortment of ailments ... Missed the first seven games of the year ... Made his first appearance of the season and tossed in three points versus San Francisco ... Tallied five points and two boards in only eight minutes at Bradley ... Turned in his best performance of the season at Cleveland State by recording a season-best seven points and hauling in a career-high nine rebounds ... Accounted for six points and four boards in a one-point loss to No. 20 Butler ... Sidelined for the final 11 games of the year after breaking his foot.
2008-09: Came on strong at the end of the year to contribute 13.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg and 1.4 spg, while shooting 54 percent (34-for-63) from the field, 55 percent (12-for-22) from long distance, and 69 percent (11-for-16) from the foul line, over the final seven games of the year ... Appeared in 31 contests overall and made 11 starts ... Accounted for 8.2 ppg and 3.5 rpg and shot 51 percent (35-for-61) from the field in those 11 starting nods ... Had only 50 points in his first 24 appearances, but 91 points in the final seven games alone ... Shot a blistering 59 percent (32-for-54) from the field and 64 percent (14-for-22) from three-point land, in 14 true road games ... Scored in double digits on five occasions and led the team in scoring three times ... Totaled four points, the first of his collegiate career, at No. 11 Purdue ... Made his first career start versus Holy Cross ... Loyola prevailed six of the first eight times he started a game ... Registered nine points at UIC ... Notched 14 points and three boards in only 13 minutes off the bench at home versus Wright State ... Scored in double figures in four consecutive outings, February 10-18, to become the first true freshman to accomplish the feat since Leon Young in 2006 ... Had 11 points, hitting all four of his shots from the field, at Valparaiso ... Poured in a season-best 23 points and snagged eight rebounds to lead Loyola to a victory at No. 15 Butler ... His 23 points at Butler were the most by a Rambler true freshman since Leon Young had 23 points at Youngstown State on February 25, 2006 ... Posted 12 points, three rebounds, a pair of blocks and four steals in a home victory over Detroit ... Tallied 20 points and seven rebounds at Milwaukee in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship.
High School: Was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Basketball Award ... Averaged 18.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.3 spg and 1.4 bpg as a senior to help Mayo to a 24-5 record ... Shot 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range as a senior ... Three-time all-conference pick ... Tabbed Associated Press First Team All-State as a senior and helped Mayo to a sectional title and the Minnesota Class AAAA State Tournament ... Earned honorable mention all-state accolades as a junior, while tallying 15 ppg and 7 rpg ... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors in football ... High school coach was Shaun Lang ... Played AAU ball for 43 Hoops.
Personal: Son of Carla Hicks ... Born August 2, 1990 ... Majoring in advertising/public relations/sociology.
Hicks' Career Statistics