Good for Hickson, though his roll and level of contribution on the team faded a bit down the stretch. He scored only 35 points over his last four ACC contests for a 8.75 per-game average. But his game needed a better option at PG to feed him the ball and better shooters on the perimeter to open up the interior a bit more in order for him to be more effective.
It'll be interesting to see how things will change for him next season if he's here when the three-point line moves back nearly a foot. Theoretically that will create more space inside, which may allow more room for him to operate. There's no question that he's a skilled offensive player around the basket.
Will a focus on improving defensively this offseason, he could potentially be a first-team All-ACC player next year. All that depends, of course, on whether he sticks around for 08-09.
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