Video Highlights: J.J. Hickson

Five-star prospect J.J. Hickson is the first top 25 player to commit to new Wolfpack head coach Sidney Lowe, and he is a legitimate candidate to play in the McDonald's All-American game. Here's your chance to catch Hickson in action!

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    Name: J.J. Hickson
    Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
    High School: Wheeler High School
    Position: Power Forward/Center
    Vitals: 6'9/220/20 ppg

    NOTES: A consensus top 25 player, Hickson is rated the No. 3 center prospect in the country by The network has also tabbed Hickson a five-star prospect and the No. 21 player overall in the class of 2007. National recruiting publications Hoop Scoop and Prepstars rate Hickson No. 14 and No. 20 respectively in the class of 2007.

    J.J. Hickson
    Hickson made his mark this summer on the AAU circuit with the World Wide Renegades, playing alongside Michigan State commit Chris Allen, but Wheeler is where he has played his best. As a junior, Hickson averaged 20 points and 10 boards and he expects to do even better this upcoming season.

    Hickson received offers from NC State, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgetown, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and Miami among others, but he narrowed his list to the Wolfpack and Volunteers after visiting both schools.

    He committed to NC State today at a press conference in the Wheeler High gymnasium, and is Sidney Lowe's first frontcourt commitment in the 2007 class, joining 6'5 wing Johnny Thomas.

    SCOUTING REPORT: "In the last 10 years [J.J. Hickson] and Cedric Simmons are the most talented post players the program has recruited, I think this is a guy with a huge upside who can score it, defend and impact games early in his career.

    "Hickson is a guy with a long term goal of playing professionally. He's the kind of recruit a first year coach can hang his hat on." -- Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep

    Hoops TV: J.J. Hickson Video 1

    Hoops TV: J.J. Hickson Video 2

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