3 Stephan Hicks
3 Stephan Hicks
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
Year: R-Sophomore
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
High School: National College Prep
Position: Guard/Forward

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 at CSU Bakersfield (1/28/12)
Field Goals - 9 at Hawai'i (11/14/11)
3-Point Field Goals - 3 at Boise State (11/19/11)
Free Throws - 11 vs. UC Irvine (12/29/11)
Rebounds - 17 at Hawai'i (11/14/11)
Assists - 3 (3 games)
Blocks - 1 (2 games)
Steals - 2 (7 games)