Hicks spoke to Ryan Alves of the Georgetown News-Graphic:
Billy Hicks fires back at Jon Hood over recruiting accusations. Pick up today’s paper or check out http://t.co/Yyecbti0P5 to read more.
— NewsGraphic (@NewsGraphic) August 2, 2014
Here is an excerpt of the article:
“I don’t know Jon Hood and he doesn’t know me,” Hicks said. “He doesn’t know anything about Scott County basketball. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen him at one of our games. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
For as long as Hicks has been at Scott County, the coach and the Cardinals have been under fire for its high-profile transfers, which have included former Mr. Basketball winners Rick Jones and Scott Hundley.
“In most years, we’ve had less transfers in basketball than many schools in the 11th Region,” Hicks said. “Because people know it’s hard to transfer in to play here. Now, the ones we have had have been very good, so I guess it does bring some recognition.”
Among others transfers that drew the ire of basketball fans around the state were former University of Kentucky Wildcat Jared Carter, as well as a trio of newcomers in Dakotah Euton, GeLawn Guyn and Chad Jackson in 2009.
The last two seasons the Cardinals have also had transfers from a pair of 7-footers, one from Charlotte and another from Florida.
Hicks, though, states he’s never picked up a phone to ask a kid to move in.
“I never recruited a kid in my life,” he said. “Kids have come to me. That’s the kind of program we have here. Kids want to be a part of it. I won’t apologize for that.
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