Anthony Hickey narrows list – WKU not included

11 04 2011

Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported this morning that Christian County guard Anthony Hickey – Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball – has narrowed his list to four schools.

And Western Kentucky is not one of them.

Demling’s report says that Hickey’s list includes Dayton, South Carolina and LSU – and potentially Butler, depending on whether or not Shelvin Mack heads to the NBA.

Hickey’s father, Anthony Hickey Sr., told Demling that prior to Christian County’s state tournament run, the point guard favored WKU – though that’s not the case any longer.

Hickey’s story with WKU goes back even further than that, however, as he was being hotly pursued by the Hilltoppers last summer before WKU snagged a commitment from Cezar Guerrero – effectively pushing Hickey to the back burner.

Guerrero later decommitted, and WKU went back after Hickey – but it seems now, though, that the efforts won’t pay off.

Demling’s report says that Hickey could decide by May 6.

As far as other WKU targets go, the Hilltoppers have offered Nevada point guard Kevin Kaspar, who told the Daily News that he plans to visit the school later this month.

According to, WKU is also courting Colorado prep point guard Riley Grabau.

Another target, though not a point guard, is Jeffersontown forward Tony Kimbro. The CJ had reported last month that Kimbro has also received an offer from WKU.




One response

11 04 2011

Frankly, for all the hoopla, I do not think Hickey’s final 4 is all that impressive. USC and LSU are basement teams in the SEC. Dayton is a school with a history and tradition much like that of WKU, but why go there really? Finally, Butler is only an option for him if Shelvin Mack leaves for the draft and the odds are really not favoring that. If Mack leaves,Butler is looking at a big time rebuilding effort. Good luck to him.

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