Penn transfer Tony Hicks will transfer to Louisville in June and play his final season for the Cardinals

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is having success with fifth-year transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis this season. So, Pitino is going to try it again. The Cardinals added Penn transfer Tony Hicks to the roster for next season.

The University of Louisville basketball team has a new addition to the roster for next season.

Tony Hicks, a native of Chicago who played three seasons at the University of Pennsylvania, made a visit to Louisville on Sunday and Scout.com has confirmed he will transfer to U of L in June.

The 6-foot-2 Hicks will graduate from Penn, where he opted to sit out this season, in May and will enroll at U of L in June. He'll have one year of eligibility remaining and will play next season for the Cardinals.

Hicks was Penn’s leading scorer in each of the last two seasons and had over 1,000 career points for the Quakers. He was expected to be the team's leader again but didn't mesh well into new coach Steve Donahue's three-point oriented offense.

He left the team just before the start of the season but stayed in school. Hicks started 25 games last season and averaged 13.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game.

Louisville has signed two players in the Class of 2016, but was looking to add another guard. V.J. King is one of the top wings in the country, while Frankie Hughes is a three-star guard. They both signed with U of L in November and will be on campus in June.


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