Hicks, a senior, averaged a team-high 16 points per game for the Mustangs last season.
“You can’t get better with the education and the family atmosphere at Penn,” Hicks said. “The players were really cool when I visited. It just felt good.”
Hicks, a South Holland resident and McKinley Junior High graduate, whittled his potential suitors down to Penn, Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before settling on the Quakers, a member of the Ivy League.