Brockton, MA (Future150) -- Becoming a well-known player while in middle school is very hard; yet is very easy to stay unnoticed.
Shyheim Hicks is player that has flew under than radar in middle for the most part up to this point.
This 8th grader is extremely talented. He is a combo guard standing at 6-foot-0, 165 pounds and utilizes every inch of his body to get his way on the court.
The ability to attack the rim is his strongest ability. He goes through the lane and finishes strong at the rim with much disregard for any defender.
Knocking down a jump shot from the mid-range area on the floor is another one of Hicks’ stronger points of his game.
“I do feel my jump shot and ability to attack the rim at will are the best parts of my game,” Hick said.
Even though there are many positive skills in his repertoire, he wanted to ensure I knew he has skills that he would like to continue to gradually improve.
“I am looking to sure up my on-ball defense,” he advised. “I also want to improve the consistency of my three point shot.”
Working hard is what is going to allow Hicks’ to possibly attend his dream school one day.
“I have the biggest dream of attending the University of North Carolina,” Hicks claimed. “They have been my favorite forever; my family is from North Carolina and I like the way Roy Williams coaches his team.”
Even though he is a fan of UNC, he decided to choose a former Syracuse player to compare his game too.
“I think overall basketball game compares to Carmelo Anthony, because we both have a smooth mid-range shot,” Hicks said.
It is a good overall comparison. Hick is a real nice player and he is going to be a name to look out for.
“I put in lots of hard work and I hope people continue taking notice in all my efforts.”