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Louisville adds Penn transfer Tony Hicks

After having success with players like Trey Lewis and Damion Lee, Louisville struck early with a graduate transfer on Tuesday.

Former Penn star Tony Hicks will transfer to Louisville, his former high school coach Gary DeCesare told scout. 

"He's going to graduate from Penn and then he's going to Louisville," DeCesare, of Chicago (Ill.) St. Rita, said. 

The 6-foot-2 guard was at Louisville's game against Wake Forest over the weekend and also enteratined interest from Oregon and a host of other schools, his coach said. 

Hicks opted to sit out what was supposed to be his senior season at Penn this year, thus will have one year of eligiblity at Louisville. 

Hicks averaged double figures in each of his three seasons at Penn, including 13.2 points last year. As a junior, Hicks shot 37.1-percent from three.

"He's a scorer," DeCesare said. "He played three years at Penn. He was a scorer. He was a 1,000 point scorer at Penn. He was team captain as a junior and then there was a coaching change. I think it's a good situaiton for him to graduate from Penn and pursue his masters at another school."

Last year Louisville was the big winner of the graduate transfer market when they added Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, both of which currently start for the Cardinals. 

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