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Two-Way Player Isaiah Hicks Displayed Offensive Growth, Defensive Presence In Second Season With Westchester Knicks

Hicks suited up for the New York & Westchester Knicks and Team USA for the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team.

Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Isaiah Hicks returned to the New York Knicks on a second two-way contract following his rookie season. Before the start of the season, he competed with the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team in September.

Hicks was limited to 32 combined games in his second season due to injuries (ankle, hamstring, groin and back). He continued to show growth in his game when he was on the court. He improved on his offensive game and had a stretch of games where he drained threes. The Knicks forward connected on 43.3 percent (13-of-30) of his perimeter shots in seven games.

Hicks showed he could be effective down low on the offensive end, while being a solid defender. He was a top-10 shot blocker in the G League and played a role in Westchester being a solid defensive team with his interior defense.

Hicks recorded seven double-doubles during the season, which included one in the postseason against the Lakeland Magic. He is tied for No. 2 in double-doubles (15) and total rebounds (513) in Westchester’s franchise history.

After Westchester’s season came to an end, Hicks joined the Knicks as part of his two-way contract. He played in the final two games of the season. The second-year forward recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the season finale against the Detroit Pistons.

Notable 2018-19 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

16.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.9 BPG, 49.0 FG% in 27 games
9.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.5 BPG, 60.0 FG% in two postseason games
10.8 MPG, 4.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.0 BPG, 50.0 FG% in three NBA games

Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

Nov. 14 vs Canton Charge & Jan. 19 vs Delaware Blue Coats: 27 points
Feb. 24 vs Lakeland Magic: Six assists (tied career high)
Jan. 19 vs Delaware Blue Coats: Four three pointers made
Nov. 27 vs Windy City Bulls: Five blocks

External links

Knicks Journal Entry #1: Isaiah Hicks Details Summer With USA Men’s Qualifying Team And Preparation For Second Season
Knicks Journal Entry #2: Isaiah Hicks Felt Anxious To Return To Court After Missing Two Games And Speaks On Winter Showcase Experience
Knicks Journal Entry #3: Isaiah Hicks Discusses Getting Into Rhythm And Progression On Offensive End
Knicks Journal Entry #4: Isaiah Hicks Felt Good In Return During G League Postseason, Discusses How Two-Way Contract Has Prepared Him For Basketball Future

Video Links

Two-Way Player Isaiah Hicks Leads Westchester Knicks To Victory With 24 PTS & 9 REB (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Isaiah Hicks (27 points) Highlights vs. Delaware Blue Coats (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Isaiah Hicks drops 27 points in Canton (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Isaiah Hicks drops 24 in Westchester’s home win (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Isaiah Hicks (21 points) Highlights vs. Windy City Bulls (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Isaiah Hicks (24 points) Highlights vs. Raptors 905 (via NBA G League/YouTube)