If you watched any of the KHSAA Sweet 16 last year, you might recognize the face bringing the ball up for LSU tomorrow. It’s Anthony Hickey, one of the latest great things to come out of Western Kentucky.
Hickey led Christian County to the 2011 state championship last season and was named Mr. Basketball in Kentucky. He averaged 22.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.5 steals, and 4.8 assists in the four Sweet 16 games in Rupp. He’s also the guy who got the assist on Christian County’s buzzer-beater in double overtime to beat Rowan County for the championship. That was a hell of a game, by the way.
Now, Anthony Hickey is averaging 10 points and four assists as the starting point guard for LSU. He chose the Tigers over Western Kentucky, Mississippi State, and South Carolina back in May.
Hickey grew up dreaming of playing for the Wildcats, but Coach Cal and the staff never recruited him.
That means he’ll score at least 20 tomorrow. 30-40 friends and family member from Kentucky will be there in purple and gold to see it too.