Temple transfer forward Zach Hicks will decide where he will play basketball next season on Thursday, and he has narrowed his school choice down to Georgetown, Penn State, UTEP, or remaining at Temple.
Hicks averaged 9.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and shot 34.8 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from three in 32 games this past season.
Hicks was a three-star recruit out of Camden Catholic in Camden, New Jersey, where he was the number nine prospect in New Jersey, the No. 62 power forward, and the No. 295 player nationally in the Class of 2021, according to 24Sports composite rankings.
This is an interesting recruiting battle because Temple’s new head coach Adam Fisher was an assistant the past two seasons at Penn State, and Temple’s previous head coach Aaron McKie, who recruited Hicks is still on its administrative staff.
Hicks is a pure three-point shooter, which is an ideal fit in Joe Crispin’s new offensive system, which involves fast-paced play.
Wherever Hicks lands, he will have two years of eligibility remaining as new head coach Mike Rhoades heed to add to the five scholarship players on his roster.