Hicks headed to North Oldham

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By The Staff

Darryl Hicks has finally made it official; he's headed to North Oldham High School for his freshman year.

Although he would not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News Tuesday, Hicks father, Darryl Hicks Sr., confirmed the long-circulating rumor to The Courier-Journal.

Hicks Sr. said early on that the move was not about basketball, saying that his son's dream is to attend Duke University and that North Oldham's academic requirements would better prepare him for the move.

Hicks was primarily a sixth-man for the Rockets last season as an eighth grader, but did start several games. He averaged 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds on the high school season.

His national profile then went through the roof this summer with a strong showing at a Cincinnati AAU tournament, at the Fab Frosh camp at the University of Kentucky and when his team, The Ville, won the adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas. He is considered the state's top incoming freshman.

The one question not addressed is Hicks living situation. It's unclear whether the family has moved to Oldham County or how Hicks is eligible to attend the school.

See Friday's Sentinel-News for more information Hicks' decision.