Patton Adds Assistant Coach to Staff

Colorado head basketball coach Ricardo Patton announced the addition of Sundance Wicks to his staff of assistant coaches Thursday. Wicks replaces Mike Frink, who left the team earlier this spring after serving a year under Patton.

Wicks, 25, comes to Boulder from Northern State University (Aberdeen, S.D.) where he earned his undergraduate and masters degrees, in addition to playing his collegiate career under legendary head coach Don Meyer.

"Sundance is a great addition to our staff and comes highly recommended by Don Meyer," said Patton. "We went back to the pool of the Don Meyer coaching tree with great success from guys like (former assistant coaches) Jason Shelton and Paul Sather who both have moved on to become head coaches. He brings a great deal of energy and we look forward to him getting on the floor and working with our student-athletes."

After completing his collegiate career at NSU, Wicks played professionally in Sweden's top division for one year leading the Sodertalje Kings in scoring (18 ppg.) and rebounding (8.0 rpg.). While helping teach younger Swedish players the skills of the game, he helped lead the Kings to the semifinals of the Swedish Cup. He was also the only American listed in the top 20 of every statistical category.

At CU, Wicks will be responsible for film exchange and editing, individual workouts, in-state recruiting and the Ricardo Patton Basketball Camps.

"It is a privilege to be part of the University of Colorado team and its rich tradition in the fields of academics and athletics," said Wicks. "After being on campus and touring the beautiful community I can see why people are attracted to the University of Colorado and Boulder.

"I am extremely excited to work along side the great staff Coach Patton has assembled. I feel blessed to have studied the game under a great teacher like Coach Don Meyer and now I am equally as excited to learn more and different aspects of the game from Coach Patton and the staff here at CU."

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