After receiving his first college scholarship offer back in September, Connor Hickman saw his recruitment cool off a bit. Elon University was the first to pull the trigger early on this school year but no other schools joined in on extending any further offers, until now. 

Over the weekend not only did Hickman pick up his second offer, but his third one as well. Furman University became his second offer, which was quickly followed by Bradley University to raise his total up to three. “It was surprising, I didn’t expect any offers from any schools, so it was cool to get two offers from two schools I’m very interested in,” Hickman commented on his excitement in his recruitment news. The offers came following one of Hickman’s most impressive performances in which he scored 28 points in a victory over Martinsville. 

There are a few different aspects in both Bradley and Furman that Hickman is very high on. Hickman mentioned that “I love both of the coaching staffs and facilities. Both of their school’s academics are great. Definitely two schools I’ll keep interest in.”

In addition to his three offers, there are several other programs after the junior. Belmont, Dayton, Evansville, Lafayette, Lehigh, and Wyoming, are some of the other programs to show interest in Hickman. When asked what he is looking for in his future college, Hickman stated “mostly where I fit in their play style, academics are good, and a great coaching staff.”

Hickman is a 6’2” junior guard at Bloomington South High School. He is just one part of a loaded Bloomington South backcourt. He plays alongside two seniors committed to division one programs in Anthony Leal (Indiana) and Noah Jager (Army West Point). With Hickman, Jager, and Leal, Bloomington South has been perfect so far this season. They are currently 19-0 on the season. Hickman has been a large part of the success as he is averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game on the year. 

Hickman’s recruitment should be an interesting one to follow over the next few seasons as he looks to complete a perfect season with Bloomington South and then follows that up by playing with Indiana Elite this spring.