3 - Stephan Hicks
Stephan Hicks
Height: 6-6
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Position: Guard/Forward
Previous School: National College Prep

2013-14 Season (Junior)
Named Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference for a second time ... Also named to the all-tournament team at the Big West Conference Tournament ... CSUN’s second leading scorer and sixth-best in the conference at 17.2 ppg ... Scored a career-high 28 points (13-for-13 from the free throw line) in CSUN’s 91-83 victory over Long Beach State (3/6/14) ... Garnered seven double-doubles this season... Has 17 double-doubles in his career ... Scored 20 or more points in 14 games ... Scored in double figures in 31 of the 35 games ... CSUN’s #2 field goal percentage shooter (.519, #8 in the BWC) ... Shot 50 or better in 23 of the 35 games ... An all-tournament selection at the Central Michigan University Tournament (Nov. 21-13) ... Tallied 62 points (19-for-34 from the floor, 24-for-28 from the free throw line) in the three game tournament ... Averaging 34.2 mpg (1,198 minutes, third-best for a single season), fifth-best in the league ... Hit .821 (179-for-218) from the free throw line, third-best in the league ... Has scored 1,448 points in three seasons, fourth-best in school history ... Only 17 other players have accomplished the 1,000 point plateau in Matador history ... His .813 career free throw percentage is seventh-best in school history ... Hicks’ 438 career throws are a school record ... His 539 career free throw attempts are second-best in school history ... Has a career scoring average of 16.1 ppg, seeventh-best in school history ... Has grabbed 624 career rebounds (seventh-best in school history), and one of only 15 players in school history to grab 500 or more rebounds ... CSUN’s second leading rebounder (seventh-best in the BWC) at 6.8 rpg ... Grabbed ten or more rebounds in seven games.

2012-13 Season (Sophomore)

Twice named Big West Player of the Week after scoring 19 points (8-for-11 from the floor) and grabbing nine rebounds in CSUN’s 76-71 win at Utah (12/21/12), and earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the NUCDF?Challenge at USD?in helping CSUN to the team title (4-0) ... CSUN’s top scorer (15.7 ppg, #8 in the BWC) and second leading rebounder (7.0 rpg, #6 in the BWC) ... Second in the BWC?in steals (1.96 spg) ... Had at least one steal in 23 of the 27 games he played ... Hit .800 (124-for-155, #6 in the BWC) from the charity stripe ... Voted to the pre-season Big West All-Conference team ... Tied his career-high with 26 points (9-for-10 from the free throw line, third-best for a single game in school history) along with eight rebounds at Long Beach State (1/9/13) ... Scored 25 points in three games, including 25 points (9-for-10 from the floor, third-best for a single game in school history) and eight rebounds at USD?(11/15/12) ... Added seven steals at USD (11/15/12), a career-best, and fifth-best for a single game in school history ... Scored in double figures in 21 of the 27 games he played ... Had five double-doubles (points-rebounds) this year ... Has ten double-doubles in the last two seasons ... His .807 career free throw percentage is seventh-best in school history.

2011-12 Season (Redshirt Freshman)
Named a Mid-Major Freshman All-American by collegeinsider.com ... Voted Big West Freshman of the Year, the second Matador in the program's history to earn top freshman honors ... Ian Boylan earned Freshman of the Year recognition after the conclusion of the 2001-02 season ... Earned All-Big West Honorable Mention ... Ended the 2011-12 season ranked third in the Big West Conference with 7.1 rebounds per game, fifth with his .813 free throw percentage and 2.79 offensive rebounds per game average, sixth in defensive rebounds per game, and seventh in scoring with 15.1 points per game ... Recorded five double-doubles at Hawai’i (22 pts./17 reb., 11/14/11), vs Pacifica (18 pts./10 reb., 12/17/11), vs. Pacific (18 pts./10 reb., 1/12/12), vs Cal State Fullerton (18 pts./10 reb., 1/26/12), and vs Fresno State (11 pts., 12 reb., 2/18/12) ... Averaged the most minutes of any player this season (30.0 min/gm.) ... Was one of two players to score a team-high 26 points in a game (at Cal State Bakersfield, 1/28/12) ... Made a team-high nine field goals in one game at Hawai’i (11/14/11) ... Also recorded a team-high 17 rebounds at Hawai’i (11/14/11) ... Led the team with 422 points scored, 15.1 ppg, 136 field goals made, 135 free throws made, 198 rebounds, 7.1 rpg, 840 minutes played, and ended the season ranked No. 2 with 25 steals ... Led the team with 23 double-figure scoring games and six double-figure rebound games … Led Cal State Northridge in scoring and rebounding on 16 and 17 occasions, respectively … Led the team in assists in two games … Scored 20 or more points in five games … Recorded ten or more rebounds in six games … Recorded a season-high nine field goals and 17 rebounds at Hawai’i (11/14/11) … Scored a season-high 26 points at Cal State Bakersfield (1/28/12) … Made eleven free throws, a season-high, vs. UC Irvine (12/29/11) … Tied UC Santa Barbara’s James Nunnally by scoring double-digits in a conference-high 16 consecutive games … Named to CSUN’s starting lineup in all but five games … Was one of three Matadors who played in all 28 games.

2010-11 Season (Freshman)

Agoura High School/National College Prep
Graduated from National College Prep in Los Angeles ... Tallied 18 points and six rebounds per game during his senior campaign ... Gained all-tournament accolades at the Hampton Inn Invitational ... Averaged 17 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game during his junior season at Agoura High School ... Top scoring games included 32 points against Royal, 26 points against Newbury Park and Westlake, and 24 points in games against University High School and Village Christian ... Shot 57 percent from the floor, and 45 percent from three-point territory ... Had ten or more rebounds in 15 games including 15 rebounds against Burbank and Westlake ... A first team All-Marmonte League player during the 2008-09 season ... Also gained All-Ventura County honors in 2009 ... MVP of the Agoura Tournament ... A four-year starter.

Matador Memo
Born April 2, 1992 in Los Angeles, Ca. ... Parents are Kim Kitchen and Charles Hicks ... Has one sister, Kristiaan Hicks, who is a student at Cal State Bakersfield ... Has three brothers (Kaelan, Keaton, Dylan) ... Lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite NBA player and the Lakers as his favorite pro team ... Will Smith and Angelina Jolie are his favorite actor and actress ... Always watches ESPN Sportscenter ... Clash of the Titans is his favorite movie ... Pizza is his favorite food but stays away from steak ... Favorite band is Young Money while his favorite solo artist is Lil Wayne ... Favorite website is nba.com ... Chose Cal State Northridge because it's close to home ... Playing in front of crowds is the best thing about being an athlete, according to Stephan ... The toughest thing about being an athlete is time management ... Praying and listening to music are his favorite pre-game rituals ... Takes a vacation when time permits ... Basketball could be improved, according to Stephan, if there were more video reviews or challenges ... If Stephan was president of the NCAA, he would change the college football post-season from bowl games to a playoff system ... The best player he has played against was Tristan Thompson ... The most famous person he has ever met was Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic ... Would like to meet Michael Jordan ... Would like to switch places for a day with Chris Johnson ... Would like to be stranded on an island with a lot of people ... Would love to have dinner with T-Mac and LeBron James ... Would invest in the stock market if he had a million dollars ... The best advice Stephan ever received was - work hard at everything you do ... "Stay out of trouble" would be the advice Stephan would give to young people ... No one knows how much Stephan exercises ... Few people know that Stephan can't swim ... The autobiography of Stephan Hicks' life would be "Steph's Life" ... Denzel Washington would play the role of Stephan Hicks if a movie was made of his life ... One possession he could not live without would be his iPod ... Years from now, Stephan will still laugh when he remembers his little brother singing ... Would bring peace to the world if he had an opportunity ... The biggest obstacle Stephan overcame was playing in front of large crowds ... His mom is his hero because of all the amazing things she does everyday, according to Stephan ... Business major.

Stephan Hicks - Career Highs
Points - 26 (2 games)
Field Goals - 10 at Hawai'i (12/29/12)
3-Point Field Goals - 3 (2 games)
Free Throws - 11 vs. UC Irvine (12/29/11)
Rebounds - 17 at Hawai'i (11/14/11)
Assists - 3 (5 games)
Blocks - 2 vs UC Riverside (1/3/13)
Steals - 7 at USD (11/1512)

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