KJ Player of the Year: Jacob Hickey, Winthrop

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KJ Player of the Year: Jacob Hickey, Winthrop

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:40 am

Kennebec Journal Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Jacob Hickey, Winthrop
Senior earns Mr. Maine Basketball finalist nod while leading Ramblers to brink of Class C title.

... MacArthur kept Hickey in the game, and said afterward he never had a thought to the contrary. After four years, he had learned plenty of times over that he could trust his guard in the tightest of circumstances.

“It’s basketball IQ, it’s composure, it’s intelligence. You’re not going to find a kid who’s smarter than Jake Hickey,” MacArthur said after the game, a 58-42 victory that Hickey’s 26 points helped secure. “He’s a bright kid, he knows what’s going on around him. … It’s a gamble I’m willing to take any day of the week.”

It was a fitting acknolwedgement after a season in which Hickey once again served as the lethal scoring presence and heart of a Winthrop team that answered high expectations by taking an undefeated record into the state championship game. Hickey averaged 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.7 steals per game, reached 1,000 career points and was named a finalist for the Mr. Maine Basketball award — which, for a player with Hickey’s knowledge and appreciation of local basketball history, was particularly humbling.

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