Posted On: 10/6/18 12:00 PM

After an ultra-successful junior season at Janesville, 6-foot-6 power forward Codey Hicks comes into this season with very high expectations.

And after his stellar performance at Iowa’s Top 250 Expo, we think he could dominate this winter.

Hicks is a long and tough big-man, who isn’t afraid to stay in the paint and get things done as a true post.

“I like to say I rebound very well, I’ve very good at getting bodys on people and getting in there and boxing out. I’d say I have a very good backdown post game, I can work really well in the paint and get in good position,” said Hicks. “And I have a lot of force going to the hoop, a lot of drives and power moves going to the rim.”

He spent this past spring and summer playing with Iowa Prep 17U, and was the same, reliable big-man for them that he is with Janesville.

“With them, I was a big rebounder, probably one of the bigger bodies we had a out there,” said Hicks. “I did a lot of the post work for them, a lot of rebounding, rim-protection and down-low scoring.”

As a junior with the Wildcats, Hicks was sensational, posting numbers of 18 points (69 FG%), 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

He’ll have a big-rime senior season for Janesville.

“For me, I’ve just gotten better and worked hard in the offseason, so I’m hoping I just take it up a level as I did from my sophomore to my junior year,” said Hicks.

For recruitment, it’s been NAIA and Division III programs that have been showing interest in him.

“I’m still kind of up in the air on the whole (recruitment) process. I’ve gotten some interest from Simpson, Briar Cliff, Doane, Coe,” said Hicks.

“It’s mostly just interest, it’s kind of a thing where I just need to visit campus and get the official offer kind of set.”

For now, Hicks is just going to keep doing his thing, and going with the flow.

“Recruitment-wise, hopefully I can step my game up to the next level, and it’d be nice coming to the end of the basketball season to know where I’m going to go, so that I can keep working hard in the spring,” Hicks said. “You just to kind of see how it goes and see what comes and see how the cards get played.”