Updated on 12/4/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Solid scorer off the dribble
Adept at collecting steals
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Does not draw enough free throws
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be too scoring focused on offense
A bit undersized for his position
Nolan Hickman is an agile, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a gifted ball handler that can get to anywhere he wants on the court, and he has a wealth of ball-handling moves that he can use to score off the dribble. He also can ably run the point, but he will need to improve his defensive skills. Currently, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2022 draft.
The Seattle Times’ Article on Hickman Leading Eastside Catholic to a Win over O’Dea
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Hickman Decommitting from Kentucky
ESPN’s Article on Hickman Committing to Gonzaga
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