Hicks, Batts come off the board
Hicks is staying in New England for another four years as he becomes the first player to commit to new Central Connecticut head coach Donyell Marshall. A skilled wing who shoots the ball well from the three-point line, has good positional size and long arms, Hicks is a New York native who ran with the PSA Cardinals on last year's EYBL circuit.
His junior season was his first in the prep ranks and he saw a variety of mid-major recruitment in that time but saw much of that interest dwindle as he's struggled with injuries in recent years. If he gets healthy, his size and skill should allow him to make a quality impact in the Northeast Conference.
Batts is also headed to the NEC after committing to Long Island University. The southpaw ran the show for St. Thomas More this year, providing great composure and stability with the ball in his hands, helping them advance to the finals of both the NEPSAC and National Prep Championships.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Batts was a two-sport athlete in high school, doubling as the quarterback of his football team, and ended up earning several D1 offers down the stretch of his post-graduate year before committing to LIU.