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Jessie Hicks | 7
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2005
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  F-C
Born:
Height: 6-4 /  1,93
Weight: 188  lbs. /  85,3  kg.
College : Maryland
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BACKGROUND

2003:
Appeared in 27 games with the Connecticut Sun, averaging 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game…shot .463 (37-80) from the field and .960 (24-25) from the foul line…set a Sun’s franchise record with 24 straight made free throws, beginning at Detroit on 6/5 and ending against Charlotte on 8/22…scored in double figure three times…recorded a season-high 12 points and a season-high 8 rebounds vs. Seattle on 7/17…tied her season-high scoring 12 points while collecting 4 rebounds at New York on 8/16…tallied 10 points and 5 rebounds vs. Washington on 6/13…appeared in all four playoff games, averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game.

CAREER NOTES:
Is in her sixth season in the WNBA, her second stint with the Silver Stars/Starzz…was signed by the Silver Stars on 2/6/03…originally selected by the Utah Starzz in the second round of the 1997 WNBA Draft with the 12th overall selection…enjoyed her best season in 2002 when she averaged a career-best 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game…took a hiatus from the WNBA to play professionally in Spain from 1998-2000…for her WNBA career she has played in 142 games earning 12 starts, averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game…appeared in all four of the Sun’s playoff games in 2003, averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game.

2002:
Saw action in 31 games, including six starts, averaging a career-best 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game...shot .477 (73-153) from the field and .698 (44-63) from the foul line…set a new single season-high for points (190), minutes (471), rebounds (102), blocks (25), and assists (23)...set career-highs in five statistical categories, including field goals made (7), free throws made (8), free throws attempted (11), blocks (4) and points (18)...led the Miracle in blocks 25 times and in rebounding twice...scored in double figures in six games... scored a career-high 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 FT) off the bench in 28 minutes vs. Cleveland on 6/8…finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds in 23 minutes at Sacramento on 7/21…tallied 12 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes at Houston on 8/3…in her first start of the season, she scored 8 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had a career-high 4 blocks in 24 minutes vs. Charlotte on 8/1.

2001:
Played in all 32 games earning five starts…averaged 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game…shot .389 (63-162) from the field and .652 (43-66) from the foul line…led the Miracle in rebounding twice, scoring once and assists once…scored in double figures four times…tallied a season-high 16 points and 6 rebounds in 22 minutes at Utah on 6/7…recorded 11 points and a career-high 5 assists in 20 minutes vs. New York on 6/25…finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes at Detroit on 7/29.

2000:
Appeared in 26 games, including one start, averaging 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game…shot .435 (10-23) from the field and .621 (18-29) from the foul line…finished with a season-high 5 points and 2 rebounds in 13 minutes at Charlotte on 6/10…recorded 3 points and a season-high 7 rebounds vs. Detroit on 8/6…recorded six DNP-CD’s…did not see action in Orlando’s three playoff games.

1997:
Played in 26 games for the Utah Starzz, averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game…shot .463 (37-80) from the field and .563 (9-16) from the foul line...recorded a team-high 13 points to go along with 3 rebounds at Charlotte on 8/24…scored 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting at Charlotte on 7/16...posted 7 points at New York on 7/17.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1998-2000: Played professionally in Spain…1997: Played for Nacionales Ingenerios in Honduras…1993-94: Averaged 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds for Juven Saski Baloia in Spain.

COLLEGE:
Earned a Kodak All-American Honorable Mention for the 1992-93 and 1991-92 seasons…named First Team All-ACC Conference as a junior and senior…selected to the 1993 ACC All-Tournament team…ranks fourth in points (1,601), fifth in rebounds (703) and third in blocks in Maryland history….in 112 career games, averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.24 steals and shot .588 from the field.


PERSONAL

Full name, Jessie Yvette Hicks...spent 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons as assistant coach at Bowie State University... served as an assistant coach at Maryland Eastern Shore in 1994-95...most defining moment was at age 22 when she broke her engagement and began her coaching career... received her B.A. in criminal justice…enjoys speaking to children...speaks Spanish...has four brothers and one sister...father was an amateur boxer...enjoys softball, tennis and football...has a five-year-old son, Jamon Emmanuel Hicks.



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