Web Run: Hickson Earns ACC Rookie of the Week

In earning the league's rookie award for the third time this season, J.J. Hickson turned in back-to-back "double-doubles" in games against Georgia Tech and Florida State.

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N.C. State's recent struggles have been well documented and it's no surprise that Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe has repeatedly drilled his players on learning "to play the right way." In other words, Lowe would like his team to start playing his way, something that might not fully occur until the State coach has a bench filled with guys that he recruited. Read More

Hickson Earns ACC Rookie of the Week Honors Again
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In earning the league's rookie award for the third time this season, J.J. Hickson turned in back-to-back "double-doubles" in games against Georgia Tech and Florida State. The Marietta, Ga., product had 16 points, 10 rebounds and one blocked shot in Wednesday's 77-74 loss to the Yellow Jackets. In Saturday's 69-66 victory at Florida State, Hickson keyed the Pack to its first ACC road win of the season, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. With the game tied 66-66, the 6-9, 242-pound freshman hit two free throws with 9.6 seconds, and then blocked Florida State's final shot to give NC State the win. Read More



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