15 Facts About JJ Hickson


JJ Hickson played one season of college basketball for North Carolina State University before being drafted 19th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2008 NBA draft.

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JJ Hickson played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers, as well as in Israel for Bnei HaSharon during the 2011 NBA lockout.

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JJ Hickson was named ACC Rookie of the Week on three occasions, scored 20 or more points seven times and registered 10 double-doubles.

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JJ Hickson set an ACC single-game freshman record by pulling down a career-high 23 rebounds and added 13 points and four blocked shots versus Clemson.

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JJ Hickson scored a career-high 33 points on 10–of–11 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds against Western Carolina University, and put up 27 points and 14 rebounds against Miami in the first round of the ACC tournament.

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JJ Hickson was selected to the All-Freshman team in the ACC, and an honorable mention for All-ACC.

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JJ Hickson was selected with 19th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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JJ Hickson went on to score four points in his NBA debut against the Charlotte Bobcats, making one field goal and two free throws.

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JJ Hickson surpassed his career-high by grabbing seven rebounds on January 13,2009 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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On January 27,2010, JJ Hickson set a new career-high in scoring with 23 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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On November 2,2010, JJ Hickson had a career-high 31 points in a losing effort to the Atlanta Hawks.

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On June 30,2011, JJ Hickson was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Omri Casspi and Sacramento's protected first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

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On October 21,2011, JJ Hickson signed with Bnei HaSharon of the Israeli Basketball Premier League for the duration of the NBA lockout.

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On March 21,2012, JJ Hickson was claimed off waivers by the Portland Trail Blazers.

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JJ Hickson was arrested after the season's ending along with two other persons and charged with burglary, physical assault and armed robbery with a knife of a man from Coweta County, Georgia.

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