Catching Up with SC 2021 SG Ayden Hickman
Ayden Hickman is a great two-way player that can shoot the rock and defend in the SC 2021 class. Hickman has great form and shoots the three at a high rate off the catch and bounce, but what is even more impressive about his game is his ability to defend. Hickman will go after the opposing team’s best player and shut him down. He competes at a high level and definitely values winning. The Myrtle Beach high school junior is currently hearing from several schools and his recruitment will continue to excel as we move into the summer. At last year's Big Shots SC Top 150 camp, Hickman earned All Star status. He is definitely a player that will bring early value to a college program.
We had a chance to catch up with Ayden Hickman and hear more about his recruitment, what he is looking for in a school, and his development as a player.
Question: How has the recruiting process been and which schools are showing you the most interest?
Ayden Hickman: “The recruiting process has been kind of different due to this pandemic, Colleges like Winthrop, College of Charleston, and Highpoint University.”
Question: What qualities are you looking for in your potential college coach and program?
Hickman: “What I look for in my future at the next level is a system that fits me best and a family environment.”
Question: How would you describe your game on the court?
Hickman: “I am a combo guard that likes to score from all three levels and enjoy getting my teammates involved and leading them.”
Question: In what areas of your game would you like to improve as you prepare for the next level?
Hickman: “I plan to improve my athleticism and become more of a floor general on the court.”
Question: Who is your favorite player to study and why?
Hickman: “I study a lot of Tre Jones even though he’s not a professional basketball player I like how he uses the screen and gets enough separation to get his shots off in the paint and in the mid range.”
Question: How has playing in Big Shots events helped your player development and recruitment?
Hickman: “I played in big shots events in my early years of travel basketball and they help see Better competition in different areas in state.”
We look forward to keeping up with Ayden and continuing to follow his progression as a very talented player in SC’s 2021 class.